SLOVENIA (UL)2021-02-15T10:33:08+01:00

EASTERN SLOVENIA (UL)

🇸🇮  Slovenia

LIVERUR Pilot Region:
Slovenia

Square Km:
12 212 km²

Population:
1 090 000 inhabitants

Political Region:
Slovenia

Rural Living Lab: 
Rural Living Lab in organic farming

For Slovenia, a small, predominantly hilly and mountainous country located in the middle of Europe, family farming has been a principal model of agriculture for centuries and it is certain to remain so in the future. Slovenia’s agriculture is mainly comprised of small farms with 84% of holdings having land under 10 ha. Slovenia’s total utilized agricultural area equates to 24% of the total area of the country. The area which is dedicated to organic production is 8.69 % which is quite high and is within the top ten EU countries.

Within LIVERUR we would like to build a national network of living labs, where new smart and technology-oriented solutions for family farming environments will be prototyped and tested.

Although digital farming is becoming more and more popular around Europe, in Slovenia, and especially in rural family farms, people are either not aware of the opportunities new technologies may bring in their farms, or are simply afraid using new technology. That is why, within the LIVERUR pilot, we would like to use existing living labs in the country and build new ones (through other projects and funds) to: 1) bring digital skills and digital technology closer to family farmers; 2) develop and test prototypes for technology-oriented solutions for family farms; 3) develop business models appropriate for digital family farming.

Within the LIVERUR pilot in Slovenia, different groups of stakeholders will be included, among them: family farms, food and agri cooperatives, small and medium food and agri entreprises, research and educations organisations, and NGOs.

We are not aware the business model currently present, that is the reason why in LIVERUR, we will start with a state of the field analysis. Afterwards we will evaluate the existing business models, and use the knowledge gained in LIVERUR to improve the business models.

LIVERUR has forecasted to divide the piloting areas in three main innovation platforms: water (i.e. the water cycle), food (i.e. food value chain) and future&technology (i.e. new smart and technology-oriented solutions).

Our piloting actions will be part of the Future and technology innovation platform.  

The collaboration that is envisaged in the LIVERUR project will be very beneficial for the region. Through the participation in the project, our country will gain knowledge and expertise from other countries and regions, and will be able to use best practices and develop sustainable business models for digital farming.

WESTERN SLOVENIA (UL)

🇸🇮  Slovenia

LIVERUR Pilot Region:
Western, Slovenia

Square Km:
8 061 km²

Population:
933 800 inhabitants

Political Region:
Slovenia

Rural Living Lab: 
Rural Living Lab in organic farming

For Slovenia, a small, predominantly hilly and mountainous country located in the middle of Europe, family farming has been a principal model of agriculture for centuries and it is certain to remain so in the future. Slovenia’s agriculture is mainly comprised of small farms with 84% of holdings having land under 10 ha. Slovenia’s total utilized agricultural area equates to 24% of the total area of the country. The area which is dedicated to organic production is 8.69 % which is quite high and is within the top ten EU countries.

Within LIVERUR we would like to build a national network of living labs, where new smart and technology-oriented solutions for family farming environments will be prototyped and tested.

Although digital farming is becoming more and more popular around Europe, in Slovenia, and especially in rural family farms, people are either not aware of the opportunities new technologies may bring in their farms, or are simply afraid using new technology. That is why, within the LIVERUR pilot, we would like to use existing living labs in the country and build new ones (through other projects and funds) to: 1) bring digital skills and digital technology closer to family farmers; 2) develop and test prototypes for technology-oriented solutions for family farms; 3) develop business models appropriate for digital family farming.

Within the LIVERUR pilot in Slovenia, different groups of stakeholders will be included, among them: family farms, food and agri cooperatives, small and medium food and agri entreprises, research and educations organisations, and NGOs.

We are not aware the business model currently present, that is the reason why in LIVERUR, we will start with a state of the field analysis. Afterwards we will evaluate the existing business models, and use the knowledge gained in LIVERUR to improve the business models.

LIVERUR has forecasted to divide the piloting areas in three main innovation platforms: water (i.e. the water cycle), food (i.e. food value chain) and future&technology (i.e. new smart and technology-oriented solutions).

Our piloting actions will be part of the Future and technology innovation platform.  

The collaboration that is envisaged in the LIVERUR project will be very beneficial for the region. Through the participation in the project, our country will gain knowledge and expertise from other countries and regions, and will be able to use best practices and develop sustainable business models for digital farming.

Project

The LIVERUR project identifies innovative business models within the newly developed Circular Rural Living Labs, and will conduct socio-economic-technology analyzes to identify, describe and compare the differences between the new approach of Living Lab and more entrepreneurial traditional approaches.

Partners

The LIVERUR project involves more than 20 European partners from peripheral areas in which the development of the rural economy is vital for their survival. Although LIVERUR is focused on Europe, one of the partners is located in Tunisia, which provides a greater internationalization to the project.