This section provides a selection of the most relevant publications and useful resources that will be produced within the DESIRA project.

The main DESIRA reports and working documents will have a great impact for relevant stakeholders in the fields of agriculture, forestry and rural development.

Scientific publications are an effective way to disseminate high level project information and to attract the interest of representatives of the various target groups.

See all publications in the DESIRA community on Zenodo.

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DESIRA is a complex project, based on a participatory approach. Its core activities will be based on the work of 20 Living Labs and a Rural Digitalisation Forum, so most of the data will be collected through the activities organised. DESIRA will capitalise on already existing data and will integrate them with the new captured data.

This set of policy briefs illustrates the characteristics of the most relevant issues emerging in the scenario development exercise:

    1. Oosterwold (NL)Towards urban agriculture in 2030
    2. Central Ostrobothnia (FI)Bioeconomy and digitalisation in Finland
    3. Rhineland-Palatinate (DE)Digital public administrations for future-proof rural regions
    4. Rural Poland (PL)Geodesign in Rural Poland
    5. Latvia (LV)Beef farmers and digital marketing
    6. Lake Constance (DE)Digitalisation of fruit production
    7. Austria (AT)European Roundwood Traceability
    8. North Great Plain (HU)Economic and social impacts in rural areas
    9. Switzerland (CH)Weed control in Swiss organic vegetable farming
    10. Northern Greece (GR) – Digital services for rural and farmer communities
    11. Trikala (GR)Sustainable water management practices
    12. Adriatic Region (HR)Reviving the rural areas  by 2030
    13. Apennine Region (IT)Digitalisation and wood-energy traceability in Italy
    14. Tuscany (IT)Digitalisation of ordinary land management in rural areas with mountain landscape
    15. Andalucia (ES)Digitalisation in wildfires management
    16. Aragon (ES)A key decade in terms of digitalisation for the Maestrazgo and Gúdar-Javalambre rural areas
    17. New Aquitaine (FR)Digitalisation of wine production in France
    18. Burgundy-Franche-Comté (FR)Digital tools to help reduce agricultural inputs
    19. Scotland (GB) –  Digitalisation in Scottish crofting communities
    20. West Flanders (BE)Digitalisation in Flemish livestock farming
    21. Cloughjordan (IE)Supply chains and local livelihoods

The first set of 50 practice abstracts (PAs) have been compiled building on the collected digital tools and projects in WP1 activities, task 1.2 “Taxonomy and Inventory of Digital Game Changers”. Each PA describes a digital tool or project, and highlights the distinctive key elements, an overview of each digital tool from both technological and socio-economic aspects.

The second set of 21 practice abstracts summarise the results of the Need, Expectations and Impact reports that DESIRA Living Labs prepared as part of their work of WP2. Each PA describes the context, the focal question chosen by each Living Lab, and highlights the distinctive key needs and expectations for the future.

Practice Abstracts are available here

DESIRA has prepared numerous videos and audiovisual material to disseminate its results.

All the videos are available on the DESIRA YouTube Channel.

The Training Kit will develop capacity and enable ongoing impact assessment and scenariodevelopment in rural areas and accelerate knowledge creation beyond those in direct contact with the project.

DESIRA Training Kit availavle soon.

A clipping of the most relevant references to the DESIRA project in online and offline media are available in this section.

Have a look at the past editions of the DESIRA newsletter here.

DESIRA presentation leaflet

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