Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas

The FLIARA project aims to create a European wide rural innovation ecosystem, which supports women-led innovative practices in farming and rural areas.

What is FLIARA about?

FLIARA will heighten visibility and awareness of current female-led innovations, and their centrality and importance to achieving EU environmental and inclusion policies. FLIARA will demonstrate the innovative capacity of women in farming and in rural areas, with a particular focus on all four dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social and cultural).

Women Led Innovations

200 innovative practices that contribute to a sustainable and viable rural environment identified in 10 European countries: Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Romania and Italy.

Community of Practice

A hub of networking and training amongst key actors and relevant stakeholders to exchange ideas, experiences and innovative knowledge, encouraing future female innovations and entrepeneurship.

The Impact

FLIARA will challenge existing gender norms and stereotypes, increasing gender consciousness through a recognition and appreciation of the actual impact and economic value that women have in rural economies and rural development. The project will create practical tools and policy proposals to ensure that women are embedded in, and supported by, a more effective innovation ecosystem.

Foresight and Trend Analysis

FLIARA is currently working on its envisioning process to predict the role of women in the innovations required for sustainable farms and rural futures across EU Member States. These visions will be constructed by using an interactive foresight process, which will involve key stakeholders, at a local level creating a connection between their local contexts and sustainable futures.

As a result, FLIARA will combine futures and case study methods with network building and policy benchmarking. By developing visions for sustainable rural futures, FLIARA will identify the innovations needed to make them a reality.

“Rural women can play a key role in delivering a sustainable future through on-farm and off-farm innovative practices”

Maura Farrell

— Project Coordinator, Associate Professor


The multi-actor basis for FLIARA is established through bringing together organisations that engage in different ways in the research, innovation, networks, policy and practice environments

The consortium is made up of universities (University of Galway, TU Delft, UNICAL, UTU, UL, HNEE, HLK – Jönköping , UOULU, MENDELU and LNU); European Networks (ELARD, ECOLISE), a national agricultural state agency and extension advisory body (Teagasc), a Community Organisation and Social Enterprise (LWL) and an SME (CE).
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🌾 Calling all changemakers, innovators, and advocates for gender equality in agriculture and rural areas!

🟣FLIARA is here to amplify the voices of incredible women driving innovation in farming and rural communities. We're on a mission to celebrate their achievements, share their inspiring stories, and create a supportive community of change!
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University of Galway , Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft , Teagasc , Università della Calabria , Longford Women's Link , Turun yliopisto - University of Turku, Oddelek za geografijo FF UL , Consulta Europa , Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde , ELARD aisbl , HLK Jönköping University, ECOLISE, Mendelova univerzita v Brně , Linnéuniversitetet, School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University
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🟣Last Friday, we had the honor of hosting Leanne Townsend from Desira H2020 - Digitisation: Economic & Social Impact in Rural Areas 🤩

Read our latest update on our website and discover how digitalisation is transforming rural communities and creating new opportunities!
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🟣We believe in the immense potential of women-led innovations and practices. Yet, these incredible contributions often go unnoticed, limiting their impact and perpetuating outdated stereotypes.

🌍Our challenge is to increase visibility and recognition for these remarkable women, ensuring they have the platform they deserve. Together, let's celebrate and support women as key players in shaping the future of agriculture and rural areas.

👉Join us on this empowering journey and help break barriers! Together, we can cultivate a more inclusive and thriving world for all.

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