On-Farm Experimentation Community
- guidelines to implement OFE with farmers
- examples of OFE, experiences and lesson learnt
- statistical solutions to analyse OFE data
- best practices to solve specific OFE problems
The new community (OFE-C) will be a complement to the international Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation (COFE).
Technical topics like design, analytical and implementation specifics of on-farm experiments will be part of the Community, while methodological approaches, rationales and benefits of on-farm experimentation will be overarching topic areas for the Consortium.
Major benefits include making use of the Community’s existing website and network, notably scientific expertise
The leaders of the new Community would need to be careful that the objectives of the Consortium for On-Farm Experimentation and the Community do not overlap and create duplication of efforts.
Starting the construction of an “OFE Wiki” including definitions, projects 1-pager descriptions, scripts, expertise contacts and software recommendations, exercises with (training / non real) databases, repository of protocols and existing farmer/extension guides
Developing a message board for Community members to post specific needs, connect people swiftly and conveniently (demand/offer), and provide a platform for rapid feedback on emerging directions.