Boosting Employability through Circularity of Bio-waste in Rural areas
BECBA aims to empower and engage young people in agro-entrepreneurship actions that involve transforming bio-waste into valuable bio-products through innovative circular business models.
The project addresses two major issues related to rural areas: unemployment of young people and high amounts of segregated and mixed bio-waste that are not properly managed.
To achieve its objectives, the project focuses on developing the capacities of youth workers in recovering valuable nutrients from bio-waste and adapting them for reuse in agriculture. This approach is an integral part of the New Circular Economy Action Plan and will help shift agriculture away from its current linear model.
The Training Format modules integrated three key elements to facilitate comprehensive learning and practical application. Firstly, they delved into the theoretical and practical dimensions of agricultural waste management, integrating personalized circular treatment methods and techniques honed during the research phase. Secondly, participants explored the theoretical and practical aspects of the circular economy, emphasizing the strategic utilization of agricultural bio-waste residues to create bio-products tailored for diverse market channels within the circular economy framework. Thirdly, the training adopted a Non-Formal Education (NFE) approach, ensuring the inclusion of relevant content within the Training Format.
Scheduled in Vienna, Austria, from 17th to 22nd September, the 7-day Agro-Circularity Pioneers course offered a blend of activities aimed at furnishing participants with knowledge, methodologies, and NFE tools.