THE FARMWELL PARTNERSHIP
E40 Group (Coordinator)
E40’s core mission is to bring policies and research closer to stakeholders and practice. We see the FARMWELL Network as a perfect ground to work towards our mission. FARMWELL is about the wellbeing of farmers. Farming organisations are active partners in all target countries, and we aim to engage farmers at every stage of the project.
Flanders Research Institute for agriculture, fisheries and food – ILVO (Belgium)
ILVO is a research institute of Flanders Government, assigned to work on a sustainable future for the agricultural sector. It is a core belief of the institute that the wellbeing of farmers constitutes a crucial component of this sustainable future. We are convinced that FARMWELL, through its focus on social challenges and innovations, will provide a meaningful contribution improving the wellbeing of farmers.
Ferm voor agravouwen – Ferm vzw (Belgium)
The mission of Ferm voor agravrouwen is to add value to the life of female farmers and horticulturists: we unite them, we train them and we defend their interests. Well-being has always been a priority theme for our network and for our members. FARMWELL offers an excellent network to find, exchange and test social innovations, together with the farmers and horticulturists. This is a fantastic opportunity to improve their wellbeing.
Boerenbond- BB (Belgium)
The core mission of “Boerenbond”, the main farmers organization, is to inform and inspire farmers and to support them with the development of concrete projects, implementing and testing in real world situations. Entrepreneurial development is 1 of our main topics, helping farmers to strengthen their position in the chain and optimizing their internal business operations. We would like to identify the main stress factors for Flemish farmers and gain an overview of the relevant existing solutions for Flanders. Also bringing Flemish farmers and other stakeholders together to discuss and look at other European best practices. Finally developing a toolbox with the best solutions in Europe and bring it to all our farmers.
Viewing its role as farmers’ organization with different but complementary lenses, Coldiretti supports the development of agricultural businesses with the aim to promote a competitive, innovative rural development that values farmers primarily as human beings. In such a delicate moment, from a social, economic, and political point of view, it is essential to place the person at the core of all our actions. We want to promote an inclusive approach through which we speak about individuals, about those who harvest food we put on our tables, by valorising the inner role of the rural communities that thrive thanks their work, and bringing back the central idea that Society must be organized around people’s lives and overall well-being.
Agricultural Economics Department, University of Pisa – UNIPI (ITALY)
Through our research, and related higher education and advisory work, we support the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems. Our vision is based on an intimate understanding of the:
multidimensionality of agriculture and food;
diversity of social needs; and
existing societal challenges.