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Advancing training and teaching of organic agriculture in South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Hungary)

English title Advancing training and teaching of organic agriculture in South-East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Hungary)
Applicant Niggli Urs
Number 137328
Funding scheme SCOPES
Research institution Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau (FiBL)
Institution of higher education Research Institute of Organic Agriculture - FiBL
Main discipline Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Start/End 01.10.2011 - 30.09.2014
Approved amount 233'000.00
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Agricultural and Forestry Sciences
Agricultural Engineering

Keywords (4)

organic agriculture; education; knowledge transfer; e-learning

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Lay summary
This project allows lecturers and students of organic agriculture from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Hungary to cooperate and exchange knowledge with colleagues from FiBL Switzerland. The cooperation will induce substantial improvements in the education of organic agriculture at the involved universities. Curricula development, lecturer training, the application of new teaching materials and new e-learning instruments are foreseen by the project. Interviews, workshops, professional coaching, technical and scientific assistance and lecturer exchange is to be conducted to achieve these aims. FiBL Switzerland together with the Hungarian and Bulgarian Partners will share its specific Eastern and South-Eastern European experiences and existing tools with the members of the consortium. Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo are the main beneficiaries of the project. The education of organic agriculture will become more comprehensive, interactive and practice oriented in the countries following the project.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
Förderung der universitären Ausbildung zum biologischen Landbau in Südosteuropa
Bieber A. Nikolic A. Velagic Habul E. Manolov I. Stoeva A. Shehu J. Maci A. Sylanaj S. (2015), Förderung der universitären Ausbildung zum biologischen Landbau in Südosteuropa, in Beiträge zur 13. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde, GermanyVerlag Dr. Köster, Berlin, Germany.
Bujqesia organike
Manolov I. Sylanaj S. Fetahu Sh. Isufi E. (2014), Bujqesia organike, trend, Pristhina.
Model of Organic Agriculture Integration into the Official
Aleksandra NIKOLIC Esma VELAGIC HABUL Anna BIEBER Urs (2014), Model of Organic Agriculture Integration into the Official, in Book of Abstracts: 25th International Scientific Experts Congress on agriculture and food industry, TurkeyFacultury of Agriculture, Ege University, Turkey, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Universi, Tukey.
Advancing Training and Teaching in Organic Agriculture in Southeast Europe
Fetahu Shukri, Velagic Habul Esma, Manolov Ivan, Maci Ardian, Drexler Dóra and Niggli Urs (2013), Advancing Training and Teaching in Organic Agriculture in Southeast Europe, in International Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences, Budapest and Eger, HungaryHungarian Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKI), Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture, Hungary.
Advancing Training and Teaching of Organic Agriculture in Southeast Europe
Fetahu Shukri, Velagic Habul Esma, Manovlov Ivan, Maci Ardian, Drexler Dóra and Niggli Urs (2013), Advancing Training and Teaching of Organic Agriculture in Southeast Europe, in Internatioanl Conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences, Budapest and Eger, HungaryHungarian Institute of Organic Agriculture (ÖMKI), Czech Technology Platform for Organic Agriculture, Hungary.
Ismeretatadas mas modon (May 2012)
Radics Laszlo and Szalai Zita (2012), Ismeretatadas mas modon (May 2012), in Agroforum, Hungary, May 2012, 8-8.
Organic agriculture teaching survey polling survey report, 2013
Prof. Velagic Habul Esma, Organic agriculture teaching survey polling survey report, 2013, FiBL, Frick.
Organic farming in Kosovo (Feb 2013)
Sylanaj Syle, Organic farming in Kosovo (Feb 2013), in Willer H. et al. (ed.), Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL and Intl. Federn. of OA Movements, IFOAM, Frick, Switzerland and Bonn, Germany.

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
ENOAT meeting 2014 Individual talk Presentation of SCOPES project. Advancing training and teaching of organic agriculture in South-East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Bulgaria, Hungary. (Ivan Manolov - Agricultural university, Bulgaria) 17.09.2014 Pollenzo, Italy Velagic Habul Esma; Manolov Ivan;
International conference on Organic Agriculture Sciences (ICOAS) Talk given at a conference Advancing Training and Teaching of Organic Agriculture in Southeast Europe 10.10.2013 Budapest and Eger, Hungary, Hungary Velagic Habul Esma; Maci Ardian; Niggli Urs; Manolov Ivan;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Final SCOPES project international scientific workshop, 22.05.2014 Tirana, Albania
2nd Scopes project international scientific workshop, 31 of May to 1 June 2013 31.05.2013 Plovdiv, Bulgaria
1st Scopes project international scientific workshop, 3.-5. May 2012 03.05.2012 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, FiBL, 5070 Frick, Switzerland, Switzerland

Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Media relations: print media, online media Erfolgreicher Abschluss des Projektes zur Förderung des Biolandbaus an Universitäten in Südosteurop Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Obst - und Weinanbau German-speaking Switzerland 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Erfolgreicher Workshop zur Förderung des Biolandbaus an Universitäten in Südosteuropa Weseite FIBL International 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Projektwebseite International German-speaking Switzerland 2014
New media (web, blogs, podcasts, news feeds etc.) Successful workshop on e-learning tools for Universities in Eastern Europe public website German-speaking Switzerland 2012

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
62633 Training and teaching in organic agriculture in Bulgaria and Romania 01.11.2000 SCOPES

Abstract

This project allows lecturers and students of organic agriculture from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Hungary to cooperate and exchange knowledge with colleagues from FiBL Switzerland. The cooperation will induce substantial improvements in the education of organic agriculture at the involved universities. Curricula development, lecturer training, the application of new teaching materials and new e-learning instruments are foreseen by the project. Interviews, workshops, professional coaching, technical and scientific assistance and lecturer exchange will be conducted to achieve these aims. The main professional input will come from FiBL Switzerland but also the Hungarian and Bulgarian Partners will share their specific Eastern and South-Eastern European experiences and existing tools with the members of the consortium. Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo are the main beneficiaries of the project. The education of organic agriculture will become more comprehensive, interactive and practice oriented in the countries following the project.
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