• The first VALERIE Newsletter (Summer 2015) contains information ‘about VALERIE’ and on the 1st presentation of the “” search engine, an outline of the VALERIE themes, brief updates on the VALERIE case studies and information on upcoming VALERIE related events:
  • The winter 2016/17 VALERIE Newsletter contains information on the goals of VALERIE, brief updates on the VALERIE case studies, details of the virtual advisor tool including its unique features & feedback received to date, and the aims for 2017:
  • The autumn 2017 VALERIE Newsletter contains information on the goals of VALERIE, a brief background to the VALERIE case studies, in depth updates (including trial information) on three of the case studies (Innovative Arable Cropping, Sustainable Forest Management & Ecosystem Services; Sustainable Potato Supply Chains), the latest news on the ask-Valerie tool, and what next for the ask-Valerie tool:


Project updates


VALERIE Case Study Stakeholder trial/demonstration leaflets


Project reports


Articles in trade journals and industry magazines


EU articles


VALERIE Final Symposium

  • The VALERIE Final Symposium, “Improving Access to Knowledge for Innovation” was held on the 14th November 2017 at the Copa-Cogeca offices in Brussels, Belgium. Eight presentations were given:
    • Welcome to the workshop & VALERIE overview - Hein ten Berge; VALERIE project co-ordinator. Presentation.
    • Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation in Europe - ‘State of the Art’ - Krijn Poppe, Wageningen University. Presentation.
    • Case studies for stakeholder-driven innovation - Julie Ingram. Presentation.
    • Capturing knowledge for innovation - Luca Bechini. Presentation.
    • Adviser’s perspective - Tom Kelly, Teagasc & EUFRAS. Presentation.
    • Networking tools & the latest developments on the EIP-AGRI website - Willemine Brinkman, EIP-AGRI. Presentation.
    • Demonstration of the ‘ask-Valerie’ tool - Improving access to knowledge - Nicole Koenderink and Peter M Schuler. Presentation.
    • Project achievements and future needs - Hein ten Berge; VALERIE project co-ordinator. Presentation.


Workshops convened by VALERIE

  • “Boosting research outputs: novel approaches for integrating research translation with interactive co-innovation” at the 12th European IFSA Symposium: “Social and technological transformation of farming systems: Diverging and converging pathways”, 12th - 15th July 2016, Harper Adams University, UK. Four papers presented:
    • Ingram, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Dwyer, J. & de Wolf, P. 2016. Inserting co-innovation into research translation: experiences from the VALERIE project. Paper.
    • Kindred, D., Sylvester-Bradley, R., Clarke, S., Roques, S., Smillie, I. & Berry, P. 2016. Agronōmics – an arena for synergy between the science and practice of crop production. Paper.
    • Salliou, N., Barnaud, C. & Monteil, C. 2016. Co-innovating in agroecology: integrating stakeholders’ perceptions of using natural enemies and landscape complexity for biological control into the research and innovation process. Paper.
    • Stilmant, D. & Jamar, D. 2016. Lessons learned from the implementation of three different research postures within a participatory research framework. Paper.


Contributions to conferences and events

  • Willems, D., Koenderink, N.J.J.P. & Top, J.L. (2015). From science to practice: bringing innovations to agronomy and forestry, at the EFITA conference 2015, 29th June - 2nd July 2015, Poznan, Poland. Presentation.
  • Newell-Price, J.P., Thorman, R.E., Bechini, L., Ingram, J., Koenderink, N.J.J.P., Top, J.L., Schuler, P.M., van Evert, F.K. & ten Berge, H.F.M. (2015). VALERIE - knowledge exchange for innovation in agriculture and forestry, at the Catchment Science 2015 conference, 28th-30th September, 2015, Wexford, Ireland. Poster. Abstract.
  • Wigham, M., Koenderink, N.J.J.P., Tahvildari, D. & Top, J.L. 2016. Ontology building with ROC+: how to make your computer applications as smart as you are?, at the ICT Open 2016 conference, 22nd - 23rd March 2016, Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Poster.
  • Schuler, P.M. 2016. Valorising European research for innovation in agriculture and forestry, at the Dissemination Event of the EU Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 Info Week, 27th - 29th June 2016, Brussels, Belgium. Presentation.
  • Gorriz Mifsud, E., Olza, L., Montero, E. & Marini Govigli, V. (2017). Retos de la gestión forestal conjunta de propietarios privados, at the Spanish Forestry Congress, 26th - 30th June 2017, Plasencia, Extremadura, Spain. Presentation (in Spanish).
  • Ingram, J., Gaskell, P., Mills, J., Dwyer, J. & de Wolf, P. (2017). Integrating co-innovation into research translation: developing a stakeholder-driven methodology, at the 23rd European Seminar on Extension and Education, 4th - 7th July 2017, Chania, Crete, Greece. Presentation.


Scientific publications