Results and steps

Agroforestry is an ancient practice that was gradually abandoned. The training of agricultural stakeholders is one of the fundamental elements in the new development of agroforestry practices in Europe. Education is essential, not only in order to make this innovation method of production known, but also in order to allow the acquisition of new competencies and knowledge by those working in the agroforestry agricultural profession.

This is why:

Agrof-MM sets up different types of training:

  • Courses, group work, conferences
  • Training in the field and online
  • Self-training
  • Thematic workshops
  • Case studies
  • Visits to agroforestry plots
  • Tutored placements on farms

To whom are the Agrof-MM training programs directed?

Pupils, students, farmers and future farmers, foresters, workers, teachers, trainers and agricultural advisors

 

Agrof-MM analyses existing educational systems and develops new innovative tools:

  • A description of existing training procedures and an identification of needs
  • A census and evaluation of existing educational tools
  • The enrichment of the European book of professional reference for agroforestry farmers. Created in the framework of the preceding AgroFE project, the book of professional reference describes the tasks that the farmers and foresters who practice agroforestry must be able to achieve. It also serves to support the transferral of training.
  • The design of the book of professional reference as well as the training systems
  • The production of educational material including multimedia tools
  • The practical validation of educational systems
  • The analysis and dissemination of the results obtained

Towards whom are the actions to disseminate the educational tools created and developed by Agrof-MM directed?

The administrators of training centres, schools and universities, the managers of training systems at the regional and state levels, officials of major professional organizations, NGOs and policy makers.

Intellectual production

Calendar

Actions

October-November 2015

Construction of the project foundations

December 2015 - April 2016

Transfer of experience and knowledge of the AgroFE project to the Agrof-MM Project

April-August 2016

Establishment of the conditions/features of the new training program targeting farmers and future farmers in the Mediterranean and in mountain areas

April-August 2016

Establishment of the conditions/features of the new training program targeting the (future) advisors, trainers and experts in the Mediterranean and in mountain areas

August-October 2016

Adaptation of existing courses developed by the AgroFE project to local, regional and national needs

October 2016 - February 2017

Creation of the Agrof-MM training program along with its educational tools

January-March 2017

Evaluation of the results of internal experimentation of the new training process and educational tools which have been developed

April-November 2017

Large scale experimentation targeting farmers and future farmers in both the Mediterranean and mountain areas, along with the evaluation of results

April-November 2017

Large scale experimentation targeting (future) advisors, trainers and specialists in both the Mediterranean and mountain areas, along with the evaluation of results

November 2017 - January 2018

Analysis, review and update of the training program

December 2017 - February 2018

Enrichment of the European book of professional reference for agroforestry farmers, adapting it to both the Mediterranean and mountain areas

December 2017 - March 2018

Production of a DVD on the training methodology developed by Agrof-MM and publishing it

September 2016 - February 2018

Production of the educational package

September 2015 - April 2016 / October-December 2016 / April to November 2017 / December 2017 - March 2018

Evaluation and monitoring

All along the project

Implementation and evaluation of the results of the communication-dissemination plan and the valuation-operation plan

 

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Events dissemination

Calendar

Actions

February 2018

National conference and seminar in France

March 2018

National conference and seminar in Turkey

April 2018

National conference and seminar in Greece

May 2018

National conference and seminar in Italy

June 2018

Final conference of the Agrof-MM project in Bulgaria

 

Learning, teaching and training

Actions

Number of participants

Duration (in days)

Mixed mobility of education students and training of professionals

50

6

Mixed mobility of students of the adult education sector

50

6

Joint training events for short term personnel

50

10

Intensive curriculum program for students

40

10

 

 

  This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the
Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

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