A National Competence Centre for Advisory Services

Last changed: 15 April 2021

All aspects of the agricultural knowledge system need to increase their skills to achieve increased sustainability and a competitive agricultural and food sector. Effective counseling is crucial. Therefore we have created RådNu - National Competence Centre for Advisory Services.


RådNu is a regional anchored node in Västra Götaland, with the hub of SLU in Skara. We work nationally and have an international perspective. A common competence platform helps to strengthen the entire knowledge system; agricultural and rural entrepreneurs, advisors, authorities and researchers.

The goal

RådNu builds a national collaborative platform and develops a new work model for how the research needs of rural areas can be captured, refined and converted into concrete research and development projects if necessary.

Our goal is to become a natural partner for research and competence development in the counseling of rural and agricultural sectors.

The activities are divided into different subjects, see the figure below.

A figure with four different parts with different colors, the parts are: Research, collaboration, education, Concept development, illustration. 

Västra Götaland region finances

RÅdNu is part of extensive initiative at SLU in Skara, wich is part of Västra Götaland 2020 - Västra Götaland region's strategy for growth and development.


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