For over 10 years now, the sector of organic agriculture has been continuously growing and its increase will reach in Europe, within 2018, over then 13.5 Million HA, cultivated by organic systems. (IFOAM Data 2017).
It is in this dynamic context that the new PROJECT of Academy for entrepreneurship START UP BIO aims at supporting and facilitating transition and innovation processes of rural enterprises, accompanying them to conversion, from a conventional production to an organic production one, offering to the prior targets (youngsters interested in becoming bio farmer and entrepreneurs interested in adopting bio agriculture) high quality training opportunities, promoting ICT-based learning (self-tutorial and e-learning paths). In fact, one of the key assumptions of the project is that new well trained farmers could be the agents for change management processes in the agricultural sector, actively participating as ambassadors in dissemination of a culture of organic production and sustainable development.
Digital training will be integrated with consultancy services provided to the targets by the new European virtual Bio Incubator, which will be design and implemented by the partnership and embedded within the accompanying service provided on the field by each partner in its own local/regional context.
The expected number of trained bio farmers will be 80 operators for each country (IT, GR, ES, PT), for a total of 320 operators. For recruitment, assessment and selection an European Open Call will be launched in the following period of time. Thanks to the project’s implementation, the expected number of startup bio will be almost 10 “new enterprises” and nearly 100 converted companies.
IOs will be the following:
1 -DIDACTIC DIGITAL RESOURCES FOR VIRAL TRAINING IN BIOAGRICULTURE;
2- INNOVATIVE TRAINING PATHS FOR NEW BIOFARMERS;
3- EUROPEAN VIRTUAL INCUBATOR FOR BIOAGRICULTURE
Partners are now developing a course that fits participants needs and we are kindly asking you to fill in a short form. (time required: 2 min)
Forms are available on English and Greek