Upon completion of the LP, 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
Be aware of the efficacy of biofertilizers compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers
Differentiate the socio-economic factors necessary to sustain biofertiliser technology
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in the area of application of biofertilizers.
Be aware on the efficacy of different application methods of biofertilizers and of application of different biofertilizer types.
Be informed for precautions before biofertilizers application and environmental limitations for application of biofertilizers
Know, implement and improve existing knowledge in the area of sustainable economy of biofertilizers.
Understand the advantages of biofertilizers application
Recognize the limitations that restrict biofertilizers use
Raise awareness on the different types of constrains in bio-fertilizer production technologies
Upon completion of the LP, 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 biofertilizers, 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 of different types of biofertilizers and communicate the results to different targets: farming advisers, angricultural inspectors, industry, business, government, general public
Analyze the advantages of biofertilizers application
Compare the limitations of biofertilizers use with chemical ones
Conduct research on biofertilizers application for sustainable economic development
Develop and apply logical thinking in solving problems associated with biofertilizers application for sustainable economic development
Upon completion of the LP, 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.
Know 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
Advice organizations and business representatives on the application methods of biofertilizers and the application of different types of biofertilizers
Advice organizations and business representatives on advantages and limitations of biofertilizers application for sustainable economic development
Implement into practice the fundamental principles of biofertilizers application from economic stand point
Train economists and agro-economists;
Promote sustainable biofertilisers application through field demonstrations
Upon completion of the LP, 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
Manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Use reasoning and analysis to solve problems in biofertilizers application
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LO9: Biofertilizers application for sustainable economic development - advantages and constraints
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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