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 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 thearea of applicationof biofertilizers in different crops.
Be aware on the efficacy of different biofertilizers application in different crops.
Be informed for the appropriate application methods for every crop.
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
Understand the trends in biofertilizers’ 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 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, angricultural inspectors, industry, business, government, general public
Prepare quality parameters
Use reasoning and analysis to solve problems in biofertilizers application in different crops
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
Present, promote and train farmers in biofertilizers selection, production and 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.
Design and carry out environmental impact assessments to identify changes
Promote biofertilizers through field demonstrations
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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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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