Masseria Redenta: Teaching by Nature

In a magnificent environmental and landscape context, the fields of Masseria Redenta welcome with love a rich variety of medicinal, aromatic, dry cleaners, edible, and many toher types, plants. This is a treasure “nest” from which it draws material to carry every day laboratories and educational seminars. In fact, Masseria Redenta is convinced that knowledge, to be truthful and of impact, must pass through direct experimentation. Therefore, people learn especially by touching, smelling, tasting, collecting and using herbs, [...]

2019-09-17T11:02:23+02:00September 17th, 2019|Farmers, News|

The EU Parliament taking shape: Agriculture Committee Norbert Lins elected

Politics and elections are the hot topic of the summer for the EU. On July the 10th, the new Agriculture & Rural Development Committee chair has been elected, Norbert Lins. 45 MEPs of the European Parliament have elected the German member of the European People’s Party (EEP) Lins, who won with 36 votes compared to the 11 of his competitor Maxette Pirbaka’s. Together with the chairman, also the positions of vice chairs were decided, and assigned respectively to [...]

2019-08-31T11:47:50+02:00September 4th, 2019|Dissemination, News|

The interest of “Agripreneurs” in adopting Multifunctional Agriculture

How can the agricultural entrepreneur, in today's competitive world, make his company more attractive on the market? An effective solution is the adoption of multifunctional agriculture, especially in the fields of social and educational agriculture, rural tourism and the short supply chain. The reasons that led the farmers to undertake this type of initiative are both economic and social: there is the need to promote company productions and find additional forms of income, but they also want to [...]

2019-09-03T17:42:08+02:00September 3rd, 2019|Dissemination, News|

EDULEARN19: 11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

Palma de Mallorca (Spain) - 1st, 2nd and 3rd of July, 2019 Adrienn Molnár from UGENT attended EDULEARN19. This conference welcomed more than 800 participants from more than 80 different countries and created an international atmosphere where inspirational ideas and perspectives on education were widely shared and discussed. Given that eTOMATO aimed at creating an educational offer for easing the uptake of new business practices respecting the Multifuntional Agriculture (MA) framework, EDULEARN19 and eTOMATO share their passion and commitment [...]

2019-09-17T11:16:30+02:00September 3rd, 2019|Conferences, News, Universities|

What’s Next in the eTOMATO project?

The next eTOMATO project meeting will be in Granada, and those days will be used to execute further dissemination events. During the days Wednesday 2nd October and Thursday 3rd October, all the partners of the eTOMATO project will meet at the University of Granada in Spain. During that event, the following work packages will be focal to the work and discussion: Work package 1: Multifunctional agriculture need analysis and identikit of MA practitioners; Work package 2: Elaboration of [...]

2019-08-31T11:24:52+02:00August 31st, 2019|News, Universities|

Stay Hungry, Stay Motivated: 5 Tips to Keep on Track with Your e-learning Courses

The eTOMATO project will provide an educational course online for those interested in becoming smart agricultural practitioners of the future. The courses will be divided into the main categories “Entrepreneurial Skills: Management, strategy and decision making”; “Social and pedagogical Agriculture”; “Rural Tourism”; “Short Food Supply Chain”. That’s great news, right? Here we wanted to summarize some key aspects, nonetheless, to help you focus during your learning pathway, which we know, it can be though. If you have some [...]

2019-07-24T17:27:01+02:00July 24th, 2019|News, Universities|

The Sunny Farm

The rabbit and tourism farm, better known as or the “Sunny Farm” is located in the village of  Tankovo in the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. It is a place for rural tourism and various leisure activities. Here you can sleep on a tent, eat a delicious rustic lunch, prepare food in the equipped summer kitchen and relax stress-free on the meadow or on a nearby dam. Children can get acquainted with the animals on the farm - rabbits, chicks, [...]

2019-08-12T19:48:05+02:00July 22nd, 2019|Farmers, News, Universities|

Agriculture and Young Farmers in the US: What’s the Matter?

So far, the eTOMATO project has discussed plenty on what is the State of The Art for Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe. We shall now understand what is about in the rest of the world and what can we learn from it. We have often addressed that major of the work for Multifunctionality has been undergone by small farmers, and that multifunctional agriculture helps in some issues of biodiversity preservation, social empowerment, and economic stability which get more difficult [...]

2019-07-19T12:34:54+02:00July 19th, 2019|Farmers, News|

Farming Business: This is How We Do It

One of the challenges of these times is that farms can no longer rely on agriculture alone to earn their income. As climate change increasingly affects yields, farmers must diversify their farming practices to survive. Therefore, young people are looking for options in addition to managing their farms that can provide the additional income needed to have a decent life in the field. In La Junquera, Murcia, Spain, The Regeneration Academy organized the first sustainable entrepreneurship course for [...]

2019-07-09T20:33:02+02:00July 1st, 2019|Farmers, News|

 Masseria Redenta, honey tasting workshops

In the context of the multifunctional activities of  Masseria Redenta, honey tasting workshops are held, in order to give consumers all the information necessary for the correct consumption of the products, and correct information on food labeling. Honey is not just a sweetener to be enjoyed in milk at breakfast or useful for sweetening teas and herbal teas, but a product with a thousand facets, with amazing aromatic and organoleptic variations. Its use in the kitchen can therefore [...]

2019-07-09T20:26:06+02:00June 17th, 2019|Farmers, News|