Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System
EURAKNOS is a H2020 EU Thematic Network that started in 2019 and aims to create the network that will strengthen the EU agricultural knowledge base by collecting existing knowledge and best practices from the other 29 existing Thematic Networks. These Thematic Networks are a specific type of EU H2020 multi-actor projects which collect existing knowledge and best practices on a given theme (smart farming, poultry, crop protection, fruit, etc.) to make it available in easily understandable formats for end users such as farmers, foresters, advisers and others. EURAKNOS can be seen as the network of the networks that will analyze this knowledge to explore the feasibility of creating a modular database that makes this information more accessible to the farming community in a searchable and semi-standardized way.