Upon completion of the LP1, the trainees are expected to:
Learn, implement and enhance common knowledge about bio fertilizers and bio pesticides in the agriculture area,
Understanding different types of bio fertilizers, advantages and disadvantages of bio fertilizers
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in the area of biofertilizers and organic farming.
Be aware of the efficacy of biofertilizers compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers
Differentiate the socio-economic factors necessary to sustain biofertiliser technology
Outline and apply general concepts of quality management.
Recognize and use various parameters for biofertilizers quality testing.
Describe quality assessment procedures for different types of biofertilizers: Rhizobium; non-symbiotic N2-fixer; mycorrhizal fungi and phosphate solubilizers
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in the area of agri-nanotechnology, in particular nanofertilizers;
Acquire knowledge and understand the role of genetically modified bacteria inoculated into soil and the mechanisms by which and the conditions under which, these bacteria impact plant growth;
Understand the importance of biofertilizers, in particular nanofertilizers and GM fertilizers towards sustainable agriculture in reducing problems associated with the use of chemicals fertilizers
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in the area of applicationof biofertilizers in different crops.
Be aware of the efficacy of different biofertilizers application in different crops.
Be informed for the appropriate application methods for every crop.
Upon completion of the LP1, the trainees are expected to develop higher order skills that are reflected in their ability to:
Prepare analysis how do most popular biofertilizers work. Explain and analyze the application of biofertilizers.
Write and communicate educational papers about new biofertilezers, and making them available to the teachers’ community further discussions.
Comparing parameters about liquid and carrier-based forms
Prepare analysis of the application and environmental impact of biofertilizers and communicate the results to different targets: industry, business, government, general public
Write and communicate scientific papers and reports detailing research and new findings, and making them available to the scientific community further discussions
Prepare quality parameters
Apply general concepts of quality management in define subject area
Interpret data related to biofertilizers quality assessment
Perform training and explain major issues in biofertilizers quality management procedures
Prepare analysis of the application and environmental impact of nanofertilizers and GM fertilizers and communicate the results to different targets: industry, business, government, general public;
Write and communicate scientific papers and reports, conduct research and describe new findings, and making them available to the scientific community further discussions
Prepare analysis of the application of different types of biofertilizers in different crops and communicate the results to different targets: VET specialists in Agriculture, Biology, botany, zoology, farming advisers, agricultural inspectors, industry, business, government, general public
Use reasoning and analysis to solve problems in biofertilizers application in different crops
Upon completion of the LP1, the trainees will be able to:
Advice trainees how to represent biofertilizers as a better fertilizers.
Design and carry out constrains of biofertilizers and constrains in biofertilizer technology.
Promote biofertilizers through proved advantages, especially liquid forms.
How to compare the common fertilizers with biofertilizers
Advice organizations and business representatives on development and implementation of microbial biofertilizers as technological innovation, their efficacy and income effect.
Design and carry out environmental impact assessments to identify changes
Train agricultural extension workers;
Promote biofertilisers through field demonstrations
Develop protocols for biofertilizers quality assessment
Initiate actions to maintain or improve quality of biofertilizers
Perform inspections and give advice on biofertilizer’s quality provision
Handle specific quality and risk assessment issues during biofertilizers field application
Analyze farmer’s practices and come up with advices for more efficient and beneficial crop production;
Design and carry out environmental impact assessments to identify changes upon fertilizers’ application;
Organize and conduct training for application of nano- fertilizers and GM fertilizers;
Promote nano-fertilisers through field demonstrations
Advice organizations and business representatives on the application methods of biofertilizers in different crops and the application of different types of biofertilizers for every crop.
Upon completion of the LP1, the trainees will be able to:
Understand and present the key role of biofertilizers in the sustainable agriculture
Be independent, dynamic and organized, to think critically and creatively
Influence and motivate others; to have organization, planning and judgment skills
Communicate effectively, clearly and concisely; capable of team work
Use modern technological tools to facilitate organisation and logistics
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LO4: Nano-fertilizers and genetically engineered microbes
Assoc. Prof. Anna Kujumdzieva
Assoc. Prof. Trayana Nedeva
LO6: Quality control of biofertilizers
Dr. Kliment Petrov
Assoc. Prof. Ventsislava Petrova
LO8: Crop response to biofertilizers
Prof. Dr. Dounias George
Mrs. Georgiou Zoi
Mrs. Markesini Panagiota
Bio-FIT project proposes Qualification Awarding System (Bio-FIT QAS) that envisages upon completion of Bio-FIT training programme, trainees to gain two types of qualifications:
Awards. To get an award a trainee has to have 1 to 13 credit points which equals 10 to 120 hours of learning.
Certificates. Certificates are given upon acquisition of 14 to 30 credits which equals 130 to 300 hours.
The two types of qualification can be given at any level of difficulty, specified by the training programme (5, 6 or 7). This is due to the fact that these documents reveal the size of the qualification and not its difficulty level. The latter is indicated by the title of the qualification, which also reveals the size of the qualification and its subject.
Biofertilizer Market Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2017-2022
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