The objectives of the educational material and therefore of the first educational unit are multiple. It is addressed to both those who practice agriculture and those who are trained in order to practice it later, but also to those young people who are hesitant in their professional choice, not knowing which profession to choose. Farmers with many years of experience in either conventional and organic farming or livestock farming in the mountains need to realize the rich tradition on which their work is based and the huge efforts of hundreds of scientists who have built current knowledge stimulating their interest in a deeper knowledge and study of the industry. It is an exciting and vital field for the survival of the human race.
The first educational unit aims to introduce the concept of organic farming by separating it from the conventional one, to present the evolution and trends of organic farming on a global scale both in terms of product production and in terms of their purchase and consumption. It also highlights the need to create an internationally recognized standard for organic farming and the principles by which it is governed.
From this unit the trainees are mainly expected to realize the problems created by the methods of modern (conventional) intensified form of agriculture – animal husbandry, to raise awareness and understand the value of protecting the natural environment and consuming quality food products. Also, to describe the state of organic farming in the world, to recognize the usefulness of the standard of organic farming, to know the concepts and keywords, to refer through nostalgic references and presentations to images of traditional agriculture.
Biodiversity – Agroecosystem – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) – Biogeochemical cycles – Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) – Soil erosion – Natural resources – Organic matter – Desertification – Standards
- Lectures 4
- Quizzes 2
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 27
- Assessments Yes