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Step 3: Detection of data required

WHAT IS THIS STEP FOR?
I have defined my problem or my solution proposal and identified potential project partners, if needed.
→ And what now?
Identify available useful information, for example relevant environmental information and data
Consider
• Which data do I have to support my idea?
• Which data are missing?
• Who else can provide me with data, for example,Universities, Agencies etc.?

WHAT ARE ITS COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES?

Sourcing information and navigating the Scientific Cultural and Language barrier

Finding the information you need can be a challenge and you will probably need to consult scientific information.
Sourcing good, relevant scientific information is essential to any project, the main challenge is understanding this information.
Remember scientific information is written in a different working language.

Step 2: Identification of potential participants of the project

WHAT IS THIS STEP FOR?
I have defined my agri-environmental problem or solution.
→ And what now?
Find participants: A list of potential project partners should be developed.
Consider
• Whom do I need for this problem?
• Who can help me?
• Who is responsible?
• Which external institutions or agencies should be involved?

WHAT ARE ITS COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES?

Identify possible participants, involve them and allocate roles..
Having project partners from different professions will provide you with a well-rounded project solution.
So you need to identify suitable stakeholders and approach them at this stage of the project development.
With stakeholders from diverse backgrounds you take advantage of the unique knowledge that every stakeholder brings to the project.
Maximize the potential input of each stakeholder by placing them in roles that suit their specializations, knowledge and strengths.
DO NOT use traditional roles if they do not suit your project.

Step 1: Problem definition or solution proposal

WHAT IS THIS STEP FOR?

I have an agri-environmental problem I want to solve or I have already a solution for an agri-environmental problem that I want to put into praxis by applying a bottom-up approach
→ And what now?
Find a start: A preliminary first definition of the problem or the solution should be formulated.
Consider
• What is the (environmental) problem I want to address?
• For which aspect of this problem do I have an idea or a possible solution?

WHAT ARE ITS COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES?

Define the project aims; Making sure you are Understood
Project aims need to be clearly defined.
Your project may include stakeholders from different professions like farmers, farmer’s advisors, scientists, local politicians and policy makers.
If everyone understands your project aims then:
• there are fewer damaging misunderstandings
• there is a strong foundation to build professional relationships
• it is easier to allocate each stakeholder their project role
• collaboration within the project will be easier
Think about what language to use.

A statement of the steps that need to be taken to achieve a particular goal or objective is called an action plan. (Collins English Dictionary, (n.d.))
A detailed set of instructions to follow in order to solve a problem or achieve something. (Cambridge Dictionary, (n.d.))

Attitude can be defined as a settled way of thinking or feeling about something.
Viewpoint, frame of mind, way of thinking, way of looking at things, standpoint, inclination, approach (Oxford English Dictionary, (n.d.))

Bottom-up strategy refers to the involvement of the local population in the development of a local area. The bottom-up strategy is an element of the LEADER method, but can also be used in other areas, eg. In the municipal rural policy. (Self-definition, WP3)