Top-up: Visual Learning from Family Dairy Tech (Based on RAAK MKB Family Dairy Tech India)


Visual Learning from Family Dairy Tech (Based on the RAAK MKB Family Dairy Tech India)

Relevance of the project
An evaluation of the Rathenau Institute states that Living Labs only can become successful if they show how knowledge is being developed in the Living Lab. The RAAK MKB project Family Dairy Tech was part of the Indo-Dutch Living Lab Baramati-Pune of Van Hall Larenstein and Agricultural Development Trust Baramati. Van Hall Larenstein University is currently participating in a review research program of Living Labs in various countries. In a first analysis of VHL Living Labs, ‘stimulating reflexivity in learning and innovation for sustainability’ was identified as one of the design principles for Living Labs. The results of this top-up project will facilitate the learning process of all stakeholders in the RAAK project, but also will connect the discussions and learning experiences in this specific project with experiences in other Living labs elsewhere in the world. By doing this, it contributes to the important challenge which was identified by the Rathenau Institute, that learning in Living Labs should exceed the location of one specific Living Lab.
The results will also contribute to the development of a ‘ (digital)value chain field school’ (based on the FAO- Farmers’Field School concept) which will be developed further in the Living Lab Baramati.

In the project, a video will be produced to facilitate visual learning through reflection on the innovative designs and lessons of te RAAK project Family Dairy Tech India. Participants in the Family Dairy Tech India will be interviewed using the Visual Appraisal technique. The participants that will be interviewed comprise in India: two farmers, one researcher and one entrepreneur and in the Netherlands: three researchers, two entrepreneurs and one student.

Project team and target group
The project team consists of the project leader of the RAAK Family Dairy Tech project and a senior researcher of VHL, that has broad experience with Visual Project Appraisal (VPA) methods in Africa and India. The video will be employed in educational activities of VHL, Saxion and Baramati College (India), VHL’s Living Lab development in other countries and offered to the participating companies for internal learning and to SIA/Nuffic for their Living Labs development.

Project result: a video that can facilitate visual learning strategies.
Planning: the project will be carried out between February and August 2018


Project number


Main applicant

Prof. dr. ir. H.P.A. Eweg

Affiliated with

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, College van Bestuur


15/02/2018 to 01/08/2018