Julie Ingram, Pete Gaskell, Jane Mills and Janet Dwyer have been leading a work package for the EU funded project VALERIE -Valorising European Research for Innovation in Agriculture and Forestry, which aims to improve access for practitioners and advisers to information from research in agriculture and forestry.

The project has developed a smart ‘virtual adviser’ tool (ask-Valerie.eu) to enable this access; and to support communication among practitioners and advisers. This tool, which will be launched soon, provides free access to some 80, 000 documents (research outputs such as papers, factsheets, reports) covering a series of thematic domains with a focus on sustainability and profitability. These include sustainable soil and water management, integrated pest management, recycling of biomass, supply chain optimisation, and ecosystem and social services from agriculture and forestry.

The project has issued a leaflet about ask-Valerie-eu, which you can download here. Download Valerie ask-Valerie.eu leaflet