GOOD PRACTICES of Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs)

The SKIN project (Short supply chain knowledge and innovation network) (www.shortfoodchain.eu) is an ambitious initiative in the domain of Short Food Supply Chain (SFSC), which aims to systematize the existing knowledge, fostering demand-driven innovation, building long-term collaboration among European farmers and cooperatives, facilitate stakeholders engagement and promote innovation through demand-driven research in the short food supply chain domain. It deals with re-connecting the two extremities of the food supply chain, reconciling producers with citizens, stimulating mutual trust and establishing a short chain based on common values on food, its origin and [...]

2019-10-28T13:04:11+01:00October 28th, 2019|News, UGent, Universities|

eTOMATO Project Meeting in Granada: Working in Cooperation and Enjoyment

On the last Wednesday the 2nd and Thursday the 3rd of October 2019, all the partners of the eTOMATO project have been reunited in a new meeting in the city of Granada, Spain hosted in the premises of the Faculty of Literature of the University of Granada. The room for the meeting has been in Human Geography Department. The meeting has started with a welcome speech from the Head of Department, Professor Eugenio Cejudo: the next [...]

2019-10-15T11:10:10+01:00October 15th, 2019|News, UGR, Universities|

Importance of statistics in the development of multifunctional agriculture

Multifunctional agriculture includes economic activities such as providing food and energy supply to the population, as well as environmental and social activities. In the current context of increasing globalization of economic and social processes, the role and importance of agricultural statistical information in the field of multifunctional agriculture is constantly increasing. The rich empirical data from statistical surveys reveals opportunities for establishing patterns in the condition and dynamics of farmed agricultural land, the distribution and use of labor, [...]

2019-10-15T10:44:45+01:00October 15th, 2019|AUP, News, Universities|

About Sustainability: Social and Didactic Farming

The debate on Social and Didactic Farming is on the rise recently. The renewed interest is mainly linked to the need of bringing more sustainability into our socio-economic systems. The concept precisely of Sustainability into socio-economic systems embodies both the outcomes different community aim to accomplish and the contest in which people take action.  Sustainability means at least fulfilling three main achievements: satisfying economic performance, high-level environmental preservation and  valuable actions for social inclusion. Socio-economic systems means considering [...]

2019-10-23T17:24:26+01:00October 9th, 2019|News, UniFg, Universities|

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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:14:09+01:00September 3rd, 2019|Conferences, News, UGent, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:14:41+01:00August 31st, 2019|News, UGR, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:14:51+01:00July 24th, 2019|News, UniFg, 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+01:00July 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:18:06+01:00June 6th, 2019|News, UGent, 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 [...]

2019-10-11T18:18:41+01:00May 20th, 2019|News, UGR, Universities|