Reaching out to Farmers through Farmers Cafes
One of the tools used to inform the farmers about the new innovative methods of farming developed in this project are Farmers Cafes, where regional farmers are invited to discuss the topic of saline farming.
On 17 October 2018 the project partners Province of Groningen and SPNA Agro Research organised a Farmers Cafe together with two other local partners named the Potato Valley and the Potato Academy. The Farmers Cafe took place in a cosy setting where experts had been invited to talk about different topics related to saline farming at different tables which gave the farmers a chance to discuss saline farming with both experts and practitioners.
The evening included a presentation by Pier Vellinga from Waddenacademie, a SalFar project partner, who gave an introduction on saline farming and in particular SalFar.
The purpose of the Farmers Cafes is to exchange information about saline farming, demonstrate good practice examples as well as explaining what the advantages for the environment and resource efficiency are.