Stakeholder engagement

Hungary is one of the pilot countries of the FARMWELL project. The core partners in Hungary are:


Hungarian Social Farm Society – Farmwell’s Farming Partner


Institute of Agricultural Economics
Farmwell’s Research Partner

1st Practice group meeting

The 1st Practice Group meeting that focused on discussion about social challenges of farmers – took place through one online session on the 22 June 2021 with the participation of 14 stakeholders, including:
• farmer’s representatives
• and non-farmer representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Human Resources, farming advisory service for agricultural workers, farming organisation with a special interest on small-scale product manufacturer and short supply chain, and a unique stakeholder is the Eco-psychological Institute
Social challenges of farmers identified in Hungary are presented in the mapping report
Hungary Mapping Report
European Synthesis Report
The main challenges that the FARMWELL project will focus on in Hungary include:
• health
• mental well-being
• trust

2nd Practice group meeting

The 2nd Practice Group meeting that focused on presenting and
discussing social innovations in response to crucial challenges that have impact on farmers’
wellbeing – took place through a face-to-face session on 16-18/02/2022 in Zalaszentgrót,
Hungary with the participation of 41 stakeholders including farmers’ representatives, social
innovation presenters and non-farming actors including a number of NGOs, two ministries
and a representative of the trade union of agricultural, forestry, food industry and water
management workers.
The social innovations presented during the 2nd Practice Group meeting in
Hungary were:
  • The Open Farm Network of Zala Valley: a social innovation that addresses the
    wellbeing of local farmers and their families, as well as the social, economic, and
    environmental sustainability of their farming activity;
  • Practices of the Hungarian Social Farm Society: The association works on the
    development and expansion of social farming, providing services that promote
    mental, physical, and social well-being and the transfer of knowledge for the people
    involved in agricultural work.

Pilot Actions

Hungary has carried out  practical innovation actions according to the specific needs of the farmers, allowing experimentation & co-learning. Pilot actions have been based on collaborative & interactive models, with the purpose of creating new linkages and connections between farmers and other stakeholders, building on their capacity for long-term cooperation.
You can read the pilot report here: Social Farm Study trip & Incorporating new practices to cope wellbeing challenges in farm networks