Upon completion of the LP, the trainees are expected to:
Learn, implement and enhance common knowledge about basic parameters of biofertilizers market, marketing and eco-friendly technologies.
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of biofertilezers market
Understand the role of biofertilizers as vital segment from Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in biofertilizers’ composition and procedures applied for their production.
Identify the efficacy of biofertilizers depending on their specific formulations.
Learn, implement and enhance existing knowledge in thearea of applicationof biofertilizers.
Be aware on the efficacy of different application methods of biofertilizers and of application of different biofertilizer `s types.
Be informed for precautions before biofertilizers application and environmental limitations for application of bio-fertilizers.
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.
Know, implement and improve existing knowledge in the area of biofertilizers technology awareness.
Recognize the marketing constraints for biofertilizers application, the importance of marketing structure and channels
Be aware of the promotion of bio-fertilizer business sector
Understand quality control systems for the production of biofertilizers
Understand the main driving issues in fertilizers/biofertilizers production and consumption
Identify the trends and perspectives for biofertilizers market growth
Learn and interpret data for biofertilizers market segmentation and share
Know, implement and improve current EU policies for organic farming;
Understand the EU Action plan on organic farming and its operation, especially Action 6 functioning;
Recognize EU Organic Food and Farming Policy and organic legislation developments;
Raise awareness on the broader EU policy framework on organic farming perspectives.
Knowledge and understanding
Upon completion of the LP, the trainees are expected to develop higher order skills that are reflected in their ability to:
Prepare marketing analysis in different context –quality and quantity, needs, sales and legislation.
Presentation of the benefits of bio fertilizers market
Write and communicate information papers, and making them available to the scientific community further discussions
Understand the trends in biofertilezers’ innovative production
Describe principal characteristics of common used biofertilizers
Differentiate between various types of biofertilizers and their principal application
Perform service as a technical expert in biofertilizers formulation
Interpret assessment/investigation findings related to biofertilizers production and present them to the broad audience
Prepare analysis of the application of different types of bio fertilizers and communicate the results to different targets: farming advisers, agricultural inspectors, industry, business, government, general public
Prepare quality parameters
Analyze the advantages of bio fertilizers application
Compare the limitations of bio fertilizers use with chemical ones
Conduct research on bio fertilizers application for sustainable economic development
Develop and apply logical thinking in solving problems associated with bio fertilizers application for sustainable economic development.
Evaluate the economic conditions influencing the biofertilizers performance
Feature better sustainable future through development and/or review of existing fertilizer and pesticide policies
Conduct research on biofertilizers technology awareness and marketing for sustainable economic development
Develop and apply logical thinking in solving problems associated with on biofertilizers technology awareness and marketing for sustainable economic development
Transfer technological know-how on bio-fertilizer production to the industrial level.
Analyze trends and patterns in biofertilizers market development
Identify strategic opportunities for innovation
Contributes to the development of customer value propositions in the agricultural sector
Analyze EU organic farming policies and action plans for their implementation
Conduct practical application of EC CAP
Develop and apply logical thinking in solving problems associated with CAP financial support
Upon completion of the LP, the trainees will be able to:
Advice trainees how to recognize innovative biofertilizers trends.
Understand and implement the innovative products as key players in sustainable agriculture.
Train agricultural extension workers;
Promote biofertilisers innovative products for improving soil fertility, plant tolerance and crop productivity
Select components and production procedures for biofertilizer formulation
Analyze situation and advice organizations about type and production procedures to be used when biofertilizers are applied
Present, promote and train farmers in biofertilizers selection, production and application
Advice organizations and business representatives on the application methods of biofertilizers and the application of different types of biofertilizers
Design and carry out environmental impact assessments to identify changes
Promote biofertilizers through field demonstrations
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;
Study microbial persistence of bio-fertilizers in soil environments under stressful conditions
Make agronomic, soil, and economic evaluation of bio-fertilizers for diverse agricultural production systems
Recognize the factors related to the biofertilizers action
Apply regulations for quality control in markets and application of biofertilizers
Leads and directs the management of projects related to the biofertilizers production, commercialization and application
Recognizes the importance of continuously analyzing the biofertilizers market size and its future development
Develop strategies and provide consultations for biofertilizer market share growth and acceptance
Advice organizations and business representatives on EC CAP application in Rural Development programmes;
Implement into practice RDP measures combined with organic farming support;
Utilize Cohesion and Structural Funds for organic farming development;
Train agro-economists and agro-advisors;
Promote EC CAP through instruction sessions performance.
Upon completion of the LP, the trainees will be able to:
Use the reasonable eco-friendly innovative product to improve and sustain the soil, plant and crop.
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
LO10: Biofertilizers technology – awareness, marketing and future perspectives for sustainable development
Assoc. Prof. Trayana Nedeva
LO11: EU policies in organic farming
Assoc. Prof. Anna Kujumdzieva
Assoc. Prof. Trayana Nedeva
LO12: Bio-fertilizers Market Size
Dr. Kliment Petrov
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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