O6: RAMONES Guidebook


The main results of the project will be summarized in the RAMONES guidebook, presenting each preceding outputs in a way that other actors can apply across the EU. The purpose of this result is to provide a solid basis for dissemination during the follow-up phase and ensure the sustainability of the project, not only in the target countries, but in all partner countries as well.

This is to be achieved as a kind of “cookbook” by detailed and practical descriptions, providing accurate information about the ingredients (O1), techniques, methods (O2), tools, devies (O3), and good practices (O4, O5), supported with abundant use of visual aids (photos, charts, tables).

In accordance with the main outputs, the guidebook will highlight the followings:

    1. The dictionary of RAS competence - this output will be usable also as a standalone product, and the results of the related questionnaire survey will also be published in short abstract.
    2. Description of the methodologies. This part should especially meet and highlight the transferability and exploitation needs, to suit the conditions of the different type of actors in the EU level.
    3. Introduction to the ASTS Platform, reflecting open source, open ended solutions.
    4. Good practices, success stories, user testimonies of RAMONES operation, with link to the motivating video.
    5. The introduction and invitation to the QRFA Certification Scheme, and a short study about meeting the requirements of the international standard ISO 17024.

As an element of innovation, the consortium will develop a motivating video to promote the guidebook, in order to increase its publicity through social media. The video will display the process of development, the team working together during the preparations, participants using the service tracking platform and the mobile apps, also highlighting some emotional aspects, the pilots in the farm locations, with farmers' success stories, good practices, and advisors and policy level professionals commenting on the project, as well as the plans for possible follow-up.

We plan to print out hard copies under sub-contract, and also use digital version of the guidebook. We expect to greatly multiply the visibility of the guidebook in the online space by efficiently sharing it via "social marketing".

To ensure further transferability potential, the methodology description allows other countries, regions and locations to exploit project results. The guidebook will provide references to the project website and the collaboration platform for downloading further resources, including templates, learning content elements, media and interactive objects and the mobile application, developed by the project. We expect to have a positive impact of the project at every level (local, regional, national and/or European). Our project shows the potential for scalability and synergies with other Erasmus+ actions and/or other European Programmes (e.g. H2020 AgriLink, FAIRshare, LIAISON, EURAKNOS, FARMdemo, NEFERTITI, I2Connect; E+ WiseFarmer, Farming 4.0 etc). More information about transferability potential of the project, represented by the guidebook, as the main result of this output, is described in more detail in the Follow-up section.

Expected impacts:

The participating target countries will keep on using the service tracking and monitoring system. Indicator: Number of advisor users

Expected value: >90%.

Data source: Service tracking platform

The participating target countries will keep on using the precision learning component.

Indicator: Number of advisory participants in quarterly quizzes and the annual learning programme Expected value: >80%.

Data source: Service tracking platform

Other partner countries apply the project know-how according to O4 (service tracking, precision learning)

Regarding the project implementation work phases requiring the most active participation from the target groups - service providers, advisors, farmers - in O4 and O5, we will leave it optional for the non target country partners to voluntarily join the pilot up to level of their conditions, which will provide an great opportunity for sustained use and exploitation in the future.

Expected value: >50%.

Data source: Correspondence with partners

Participating farmers’ problems are solved, knowledge needs are met. Indicator: Number of success stories.

Expected value: >5.

Data source: ASTS (Advisory Service Tracking System)