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|

The farmers marketplace of restaurants

Quality ingredients for the HoReCa industry Supp.li is a marketplace that connects small and medium producers with restaurants(https://www.supp.li/en/) and brings innovation to food supply chains. Small and medium producers of quality ingredients can upload their fresh and processed food products to the marketplace, which can then be ordered by restaurants and chefs. Supp.li controls the quality of the uploaded food produts and also takes care of the entire logistics. Supp.li current supply in Central-Europe, but itslong term [...]

2019-07-09T20:58:41+02:00June 6th, 2019|News, Universities|

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 [...]

2019-07-24T17:15:08+02:00May 20th, 2019|News, Universities|

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|

eTOMATO 2nd Focus Group: academia and stakeholders of the agri-food scenarios

We have shared the news of a focus group among University students previously in our social media: that eTOMATO has in fact organized a data collection on the themes of multifunctional agriculture. Questions on what MA means and what it should mean have been addressed to soon-to-be experts of agriculture and related fields. Last week instead, the eTOMATO project has met experts from academia and private organizations. Focus of the discussion has been on the ways it is [...]

2019-04-26T10:49:49+02:00April 26th, 2019|News, Universities|

Off to market: but which one? Understanding the participation of small-scale farmers in short food supply chains

Some research has identified the elements that impact the importance small-scale farmers attach to different marketing channels of short food supply chains. In other words, which farmers choose which markets to seel their produce. In this research, two entirely different types of markets that are considered are: “conventional” markets, with no restrictions on locality, where the farmer-market relationship is based on binding contracts, and “farmers’ markets” where only local farmers can sell ad hoc, and where they use [...]

2019-03-22T18:40:19+02:00March 22nd, 2019|News, Universities|

The University of Granada hosting a workshop on multifunctionality

Today, March 18th, a seminar on Multifunctionality in Agriculture as part of the eTOMATO project has been carried out with the students of the fourth-year course in the class "Planning and Management of Rural Spaces" belonging to the Degree in Geography and Territorial Management. In this activity the analysis, debate and discussion on the multifunctional possibilities for agricultural holdings has been developed. Are those capable of generating, jointly, products for the market directly rewarding the farmer,  and other [...]

2019-03-22T18:14:11+02:00March 18th, 2019|News, Universities|