Farm PEP Co-design blogs

This page hosts the original development site and provides an archive of the ideas that went in to its co-design and development. You can now view and sign up to the main site at Farm PEP aims to connect knowledge exchange in agriculture. It is a work in progress and we are co-designing the project openly, in an iterative process, involving as many stakeholders as possible in order to develop a vibrant online knowledge-sharing community.

The posts below outline our evolving vision and progress to date with an updated summary of what Farm-PEP will be . However, Farm-PEP won't work without your involvement so please let us know what you think by commenting on the posts below, asking questions and completing our short survey. We welcome your input!

1. Report on Impact of Covid19 on Knowledge Exchange
2. Farm-PEP Challenge Statement
3. Setting out the Ethos for Farm-PEP
4. Initial Ideas
5. Important Stakeholders
6. Managing Content (first thoughts - now superseded)
7. Possible Business Models
8. Key Questions
9. Insights from Workshop
10. Plans
11. Motivations
12. Content Revisited
13. Revised Wireframes
14. Updated Summary
15. Survey
16. Value Proposition
17. Topics

Initial Plans for launch

Tuesday 14 Dec 2021

Having now designed wireframes and prototyped the architecture, the Farm-PEP site is now being built at

We hope to have this open to users to start…

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About PEP page

Tuesday 14 Dec 2021

We've drafted a page to set out what is, how it works and what we expect from users. We'd appreciate your feedback and improvements to this. 

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Tuesday 14 Dec 2021

The Designs for Farm-PEP are progressing - we've focused on trying to get a clear distinction between 'Stewarded' content and 'Community' content using blue and green colours respectively.

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Survey Results

Thursday 9 Dec 2021

Since the summer we have had a survey open on the Farm-PEP website at

So far we've had 45 responses…

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Monday 22 Nov 2021

We now have a full set of wireframes for the main views and pages for Farm-PEP.  These give the structure to the site and show the functionality that will be provided, and has been prototyped. The…

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Update on wire frames

Wednesday 10 Nov 2021

Over the past couple months we have been busy with developers at the Creative Co-op refining specifications, prototyping solutions and developing wire frames…

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Success with funding to develop Farm-PEP

Wednesday 20 Oct 2021

We are really pleased to announce that we've been successful in the Defra & UKRI Farming…

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Broader view of Farm-PEP vision

Wednesday 13 Oct 2021

For the OFE2021 conference in Montpellier we wrote a paper describing the Farm-PEP approach. 

You can read a version of this on…

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Sunday 10 Oct 2021

We've been thinking about how to manage and visualise Topics in Farm-PEP.  Ideally the structure we adopt would neatly fit with the listings that others have adopted to classify their content,…

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Developing the Value Proposition - What is Farm-PEP?

Monday 27 Sep 2021

We've been trying to more clearly & simply define what Farm-PEP is, to get to a clear value proposition of why users should engage. 

What do you think of the statement below?

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