To prepare the ground for future CAP networks, there is a need to reinforce the connections between the activities of rural networks with those of farming stakeholders both at EU and national level.
This workshop aimed to explore how networks can be increasingly interlinked, specifically focused on improving connections between farmers, farmer cooperatives and National Rural Networks (NRNs), highlighting existing good practice and identifying needs for future development.
In this context, the ENRD workshop sought to achieve the following objectives:
- to provide an overview of successful links between NRNs and farm organisations;
- to explore different initiatives and methods used by NRNs in engaging with the wider farming networks;
- to exchange on improved plans for joint working; and
- to identify possible joint actions for improving connections between NRNs and farm stakeholders.