Xylencer, like all technology, does not exist in a vacuum. To continuously improve our project, we explored the perceived impact our project would have on the environment and what implications it would have on society. In our stakeholder analysis, we spoke to representatives of different stakeholder groups in our project: farmers, authorizers and scientists. This informed us how these different groups would want a cure for Xylella fastidiosa to look like, which helps us to improve and design our project in such a manner that it is accepted and aligned with the needs of these stakeholders, and society in general. To learn more about the ethical considerations and objections to the introduction of our project, we contacted several experts on ethics and organized an ethics workshop for students. More information on this can be found on the Ethics page.
The Stakeholder Web
Before we started to reach out to our stakeholders, we discussed who they are and our communication strategy with Dr. Bob Mulder from the Social Sciences Department of Wageningen University.
To make our interviews with stakeholders more productive and less biased, Dr. Bob Mulder gave us the advice to make an interview guide. He gave us feedback on the provisional interview guide, as well as on communication strategies for our project.Read more add
Integrated Human Practices