STRATEGIES TO PREDICT, PREVENT AND REDUCE THE EFFECT OF FUNGAL CONTAMINATION ON CEREALS QUALITY, PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY Erasmus Project

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STRATEGIES TO PREDICT, PREVENT AND REDUCE THE EFFECT OF FUNGAL CONTAMINATION ON CEREALS QUALITY, PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY Erasmus Project
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Project Title

STRATEGIES TO PREDICT, PREVENT AND REDUCE THE EFFECT OF FUNGAL CONTAMINATION ON CEREALS QUALITY, PRODUCTION AND FOOD SAFETY

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

Project Summary

The cereals and cereals products are basic food resources destined to human consumption and also as feed for animals worldwide. Every year, a large number of crops are susceptible to fungal attack on the field or during storage, leading to great financial losses and to affecting human and animal health. Contamination of vegetable products with mycotoxins represented a serious problem in the Balcan communities.
The project’s opportunity was offered by the fact that in the previous researches achieved in the project SEE-ERA.NET PLUS, ERA 139/01,”Systems for reducing the mycotoxins contamination of cereals and medicinal herbs in order to conserve the native species and the traditional products in Romania – Serbia – Croatia” 2010 -2012 has shown an incidence of fungal contamination in the vegetable products. Previous studies achieved by partners registered an incidence of Fusarium and mycotoxins in cereals from Romania, Serbia and Croatia
In the actual context, when due to climatic changes and pollution under different forms more contaminated cereals are produced, the project aimed to develop and implement a prevention strategy for fungal contamination of the cereals products for all partner countries
The project’s objectives were:
– Developing a transnational strategic partnership
– Developing a curricula and a course handout “Strategies regarding preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination on the cereals quality and food safety”
– Achieving national partnerships (10) concluded between the partners and different economical agents from the sector with the aim to promote the work-based learning in all it’s forms – VET
– increasing the level of training of 70 participants (10 specialists and 60 low qualified employees). The project aimed to improve the access, participation to training, skills, competences and abilities of participants, and after facilitating the possibility to promote on hierarchical scale and to achieve their own business.The project was representative for the sector in Romania and in the partner countries, because in present a course exclusively achieved for applying a strategy regarding preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination on the cereals quality and food safety doesn’t exist in none of the partner countries. The project aimed to implement all partner countries strategies regarding preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination on the cereals quality and food safety with the aid of the partners previous knowledge and good production practices. At the project a number of 271 persons participated: farmers, depositaries, economical agents that primary process the cereals, training centers for adults VET, of the National Qualification Authorities, research institutes, collaborators of the partners involved in the project, ROMPAN members, specialists from all partner countries. The 5 project activities were: management and implementation; curricula elaboration; course handout elaboration „Strategies regarding preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination on the cereals quality and food safety”; training, informing and dissemination
The tasks and responsibilities were distributed clearly and equitably between partners, each being responsible for achieving an activity. The implementation methodology was clearly established since the beginning by achieving two basic documents Management procedure and Plan for monitoring quality. Intellectual results achieved: curricula and course handout „Strategies regarding preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination on the cereals quality and food safety” innovative materials, structured in 4 modules destined to be used in training of a number of 72 participants. Their impact was major in the sectors that can apply the strategy for preventing the cereals contamination and later on the population’s health. Other results obtained: a strategic partnership, that will continue it’s activity after the end of the project;11 national partnerships; 11 training courses of 5 days finalysed with participation diplomas validated in the project; 72 trained participants; 5 events for informing and dissemination; 5 working meetings; 6 newsletters; 12 articles; 32 intermediary monitoring reports elaborated by experts. The project’s results were uploaded in the section destined results on the ERASMUS+ projects on the EC website.By the project’s objectives were innovative and had also a long term impact for the farmers, depositaries and representatives of the sector for primary processing of cereals in Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Italy. By concluding partnerships between the project’s partners and farmers, depositaries and representatives of the sector for primary processing of cereals we wished to promote the work-based learning in all it’s forms-VET and promoting the measures for preventing and reducing the effect of fungal contamination of the cereals quality, production and food safety.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 114568,08 Eur

Project Coordinator

PATRONATUL ROMAN DIN INDUSTRIA DE MORARIT, PANIFICATIE SI PRODUSE FAINOASE ROMPAN & Country: RO

Project Partners

  • UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA A BANATULUI REGELE MIHAI I AL ROMANIEI DIN TIMISOARA
  • SVEUCILISTE JOSIPA JURJA STROSSMAYERA U OSIJEKU, FAKULTET AGROBIOTEHNICKIH ZNANOSTI OSIJEK
  • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BARI ALDO MORO
  • UNIVERZITET U NOVOM SADU