Eco-Friendly Farming For Future Erasmus Project

General information for the Eco-Friendly Farming For Future Erasmus Project

Eco-Friendly Farming For Future Erasmus Project
July 7, 2020 12:00 am
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Project Title

Eco-Friendly Farming For Future

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2017

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics: Agriculture, forestry and fisheries; New innovative curricula/educational methods/development of training courses; Open and distance learning

Project Summary

The Agriculture Report published by FAO 2015/2030 estimates that many environmental issues related to agriculture will continue to be severe over the next 30 years. It is stated that agriculture has a great impact on the earth and 70% of clean water resources are used in agriculture.
The EU has made regulations on this issue, and legislation on the protection of soil and water resources has been imposed. Among the strategic objectives of the EU rural development policy are increasing the competitive capacity in agriculture and ensuring sustainable management of natural resources.
It is important to train stakeholders in order to support general policies and transmit the practice to the base. By bringing a new approach to education, awareness can be raised and appropriate behaviors can be adopted.
E-COFARM aims to create a resource where agricultural information about sustainable use of soil and water resources can be found together. Providing educational resources online through a learning management system is important for broad and easy access to the training curriculum, supporting professional development and developing ICT skills of the target group.
Our target group is producers, technical staff, researchers and students of agriculture.
For this project, highly effective organizations from Turkey, Spain, Croatia, Portugal and Slovenia who have experience in their own fields and in project implementation have come together.
Seven intellectual outputs have been developed in the project which are;
O2 Designing of web-based platform and Learning Management System
O3 E-Learning Training Module on the EU Legislation
O4 E-Learning Training Module on Accurate Behavior for Environment and Sustainable Agriculture
O5 E-Learning Training Module on Irrigaton
O6 E-Learning Training Module on Plant Protection
O7 E-Learning Training Module on Fertilization
O8 Farmer’s Handbook

Project outputs have been prepared in six languages including Turkish, English, Slovenian, Croatian, Portuguese and Spanish and made available through web platform (https://ecofarmproject.com/lms/).
The training modules created within the scope of the project can be used by anyone who wants to access information. In addition, all institutions providing agricultural education, especially the partner institutions, can benefit from the project outputs.
Thanks to the implemented project, awareness was raised about the relationship between agricultural practices and the environment. With the training activities, it was ensured that the target group was trained on good agricultural practices. After the project, the positive effect will be maintained as the multiplier events continue.
The project has set an example for new studies aiming to expand environmentally friendly practices. It has been a positive example for developing new projects on similar topics and training the target group on good agricultural practices.
The project has contributed to the international experience of institutions and participants. The cooperation developed between the project partner institutions has created opportunities for the upcoming collaborative studies.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 132857 Eur

Project Coordinator

Bilecik Il Tarim ve Orman Müdürlügü & Country: TR

Project Partners

  • BILECIK UNIVERSITESI
  • CENTRO OPERATIVO E DE TECNOLOGIA DE REGADIO ASSOCIACAO
  • ASOCIACION AGRARIA JOVENES AGRICULTORES ASAJA GRANADA
  • KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKA ZBORNIKA SLOVENIJE KMETIJSKO GOZDARSKI ZAVOD MARIBOR
  • HRVATSKA POLJOPRIVREDNO-SUMARSKA SAVJETODAVNA SLUZBA
  • Bilecik Valiligi
  • Ataturk Horticulture Central Research Institute