TRAINING OF BENEFICIARIES IN GREEN AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

TRAINING OF BENEFICIARIES IN GREEN AND ORGANIC AGRICULTURE

For Training companies to develop and implement a Training on Implementation of Green and Organic Agro-technologies in Greenhouse Management for beneficiary farmers, and agri-businesses within the framework of the EU GAIA Project.

The goal and objective of the training session

The goal of the green and organic agriculture training sessions of EU-GAIA is to provide access to sustainable knowledge and information for farmers in the field of green and organic agriculture. The “Green and Organic Agro-technologies in Greenhouse Management” Training Session program has a key objective of enhancing farmers’ knowledge in greenhouse management and coaching them on their way of shifting from traditional to green and organic agriculture processes.

 Target groups

The EU-GAIA within the scope of its planned training sessions targets beneficiary agribusinesses in green and organic agriculture selected within the CALL 1 and 2 of the SAP program, as well as farmers in the demo and post-harvest projects, who are producers of various types of crops and saplings in greenhouses or are planning to start a greenhouse agribusiness. The abovementioned targeted trainees are mainly involved in the production of vegetables and greens, the production of berries (mainly strawberries). Few of the target trainees are piloting grape and raspberry production in greenhouses. The abovementioned targeted trainees are mainly involved in the production of vegetables and greens, the production of berries /mainly strawberries/. Few of the target trainees are piloting grape and raspberry production in greenhouses.

Training Structure and Format

The training sessions should be organized mainly in classroom training session format – online format (Zoom, Teams, etc.) can also be considered. However, the participants should have the opportunity to experience exchange visits with successful greenhouse owners who use advanced green and organic agro-technologies in their greenhouses. 2-3 sessions, including relevant experience exchange visits, should be covered per week. The total duration of the training program should not exceed 3 months. The number of participants may not exceed 20 people. At least 15 beneficiaries should be involved in the training. Up to 2 persons per beneficiary farming household or agribusiness will be allowed to participate. The classroom training sessions should be facilitated by professional trainers, who will be suggested by the training company and chosen based on their theoretical background, experience in teaching, and practical skills.

 

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