eTOMATO 2nd Project Meeting in Ghent

On the 21st and 22nd of May the eTOMATO consortium has been welcomed by a chill but sunny weather in the Belgian city of Ghent. The University of Ghent (UGENT) has hosted the 2nd project meeting to which all the partners have participated. Despite the projects have come into action just from a few months, the topics to be discussed were several: starting from the finalization of the data collection from students, farmers, stakeholders, through questionnaires and focus [...]

2019-05-28T18:03:29+02:00May 26th, 2019|Meetings, News|

Surveys, Focus Groups, and Data Collection in eTOMATO: Some Initial Results

The University of Granada (UGR), together with the universities of Foggia (Italy), Ghent (Belgium) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria), is implementing the Work Package 1 of the e-TOMATO project, which aims to recognize and identify learning needs in multifunctional agriculture, to later implement a training course on the subject. In this initial phase, three different profiles have been identified as working groups: university students related to the territory, agriculture, the environment and tourism disciplines; business, social and academic experts related [...]

2019-05-28T18:05:54+02:00May 20th, 2019|News, Senza categoria, Universities|

Gerzovitsa Prison Farm – a Farm with Social Functions

As we like to reiterate in the eTOMATO project, to the idea of Multifunctionality one can link the concepts of Social Farming. This article presents a Bulgarian example on this. "Gerzovitsa" is the name of the area where the prison and the prisoners' farm are located in Smolyan, a region presenting an altitude of 1400 meters. Animals are raised in open fields and are fed with grass which have not been fertilized with chemicals. The area is distanced [...]

2019-05-28T18:00:25+02:00May 14th, 2019|Farmers, News|

Adapting to real needs: eTOMATO, SFSCs, and the Apulia Regional Legislation

The partners of eTOMATO believe that at the very basis of a successful project lies its capability to understand the scenario of their operational work, and to efficiently undertake actions within it. eTOMATO has been inspired by the recent matters of “KM O”, or Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs). This concept helps understaning surely why Multifunctional Agriculture is important to those new farmers who cannot afford to place all their eggs in the basket of commodities’ market, on [...]

2019-05-13T19:59:25+02:00May 13th, 2019|News, Universities|