IO2 – 01 November 2016 to 30 November 2017
Open courses for School students: “Start-up Farm” -Phase I.
New skills for school students in Eco farming business.The transnational training programme will provide state-of-the-art pre-graduate education and will be realized in joint collaboration among the “Experienced Institutions” and the “Startuppers”. It shall not only equip students with knowledge on the agricultural business planning but will increase their environmental consciousness as well. The courses will be implemented through the LLT Activity C1 and will be continuously available on the GEO-ERGON PAIDEIA platform.
IO2 – Key Tasks & Activities
The Educational Objectives/ topics are:
-“Brand my Land”: landscape and culture in the municipalities. The students should know the advantages and disadvantages of their rural areas.
-“People and Environment”: The global environmental problems and introduction to environmental management.
-“Eco –Farming”: Environmental effects of agriculture activities ,Review of the importance of maintaining biodiversity in food production and farming and products.
-“Sustainable Rural Lands”: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A healthy and dynamic agricultural sector is an important foundation of rural development. Investments in environmental protection, rural infrastructure and in rural health and education are critical to sustainable rural development and can enhance national well-being.
-“Building Sustainable Agro Business”: Guidelines to Develop a Business Plan for Farms and Rural Businesses that can bring the business planning process alive to help today’s alternative and sustainable agriculture entrepreneurs transform farm-grown inspiration into profitable enterprises.
– ‘”Go Digital”: Marketing of agricultural products .The ‘Internet of Things’ is the most important trend of our time. It means: The internet will be used to ‘move’ physical goods and items. Creating your own online business with a woocommerce shop might not take you longer than 2 hours. Local producers can benefit from online sales because the margin is considerably higher. Producers, exporters and importers create brand awareness and loyalty with their product.
-“Tourism in Rural Areas”: Rural Tourism does not only comprise farm tourism or agritourism, but also activities regarding vacations in the midst of nature, trips to rural areas, as well residential tourism, in which services include, apart from accommodation, also social events, festivities, outdoor recreation, production and sale of manufactured products and agricultural products, etc.