The national roundtables in ten countries to disseminate SMARTER results towards stakeholders
– by J.M. Astruc, R. Bica and C. Mosconi
The 10 roundtables planned within the SMARTER project have been organised between April 2022 and February 2023. They allowed to disseminate the main practical results of SMARTER to the stakeholders of each country, breeders, breeding organisations, (inter)-professional organisations, researchers, agricultural education, newspapers.
The following table gives the dates and location of each roundtable.
|France||RDF||5-6 April 2022||Sèvremont|
|Uruguay||INIA_UY||21-22 April 2022||Tacuarembo|
|Hungary||UNIDEB||22 April 2022||Debrecen|
|Spain||UNILEON||8 June 2022||Valladolid (Foro Ovino)|
|Greece||FRIZARTA||25 June 2022||Agrinio City|
|Ireland||TEAGASC||12 July 2022||Thurles|
|Switzerland||FIBL||17 November 2022||Entlebuch|
|UK||SRUC||7 December 2022||Edinburgh|
|Italy||ARAL||9-10 February 2023||Padenghe sul Garda|
|Norway||NSG||17-18 February 2023||Stjørdal|
All the participants had the opportunity to attend a presentation of the different achievements reached by the project and to discuss the results and give tracks for further research. The practical use of the novelties produced by SMARTER were also fully discussed. The different events highlighted the multi-actor approach of SMARTER, with academic and non academic partners working jointly to produce outcomes usable by stakeholders in actual breeding processes. All the presentations, as well as many pictures and videos are available on the SMARTER website on the round table page.