The AREA viva outputs of the M.A.I.E project are taking shape

At the end of next September, a dozen of students and about the same number of observers will meet together in a classroom located in Western Portugal. A lecturer will assist to a lecture on how to teach Social farming. One aim of the event is to adapt its content to the Czech conditions and another aim is to introduce the curriculum of the project in the daily life. To reach both aims, we established a strategic partnership between Ing. Jan Moudrý, Ph.D. who will be one of the observer and who is representing the University of South Bohemia and AREA viva organisation.

The project called Multifunctional Agriculture In Europe is coming to an end. To check the functionality of the three-year work, we will test the study curriculum among the portuguese instructors and students. The summer school week will be at the headquarters of the project partner Cercica and will compile the curriculum written by AGROBIO from the Portuguese association Estorilu.

The curriculum aims therefore at handling both the agricultural and the social sectors. Meanwhile, we will adopt the ECVET, level 4 standard: the 80 hours of theory are divided into four distinctive modules, with an introduction, a definition of target groups by analysing their situation, adoption pulses and a pratical application in the socio-agricultural sector. The curriculum includes 40 hours of organic social farming practice. We expect the candidates to be recruited among those working in the social field and the agricultural sector. Social farming courses (either as a bachelor’s degree, as a subject in secondary school or as courses within the Lifelong Learning) will include skills to stir our social services and to improve the quality of life in rural areas.

From the Grundtiv meeting – European Food Kids, at the beginning of last June – we learnt more about the work of Jan Moudrý’s, who presented to us some data related to the carbon footprint of different food products from their production to their consumption. That’s why we asked Jan Moudrý to take part in this similar project. It seems that the bachelor’s degree programs of the Falculty of agriculture at the University of South Bohemia will enhance social farming.

Mgr. Eliška Hudcová from the Protestant theological Faculty of Charles’ University is also working with Social Farming. So far, in our country, it exists only few pioneering projects linking farming environment to the social field as previously described. We hope that Eliška’s degree will not only describe the situation of social farming in our country but also suggest ways of developing it.

In the neighborhood, at the horse farm of Chmelišt’ná, Václav Staněk organises workcamps with young criminals and youth at risk... you can read more about it on Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterwww.areaviva.cz.

Interview on journal "Organichno"

An Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterinterview on journal "Organichno" with Stela Todorova about what is social farming and possibilities for its development in Bulgaria.

 

BIOFACH 2013 - report

The World Organic Trade Fair - BIOFACH , in Nuremberg, was held from 13th to 16th of February  and, this year, the AIAB (Italian Organic Farming Association), organized the Conference  Multifunctionality in Organic Farming: the added value of social farming. Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterInfos...

 

 

Social Farming with Area Viva

Vaclav Stanek joins Social farming and WWOOF: Chmelišťná is buzzing with activity on the day of our visit. When we arrive at the farm, after driving on a narrow countryside road, Václav and three teenagers are standing at the gate to welcome us at the farm. Several big and old houses are scattered around the village and in the center stands a newly restored chapel. Chmelišťná used to be inhabited by about three hundred people only a few decades ago… Now, Václav has his farm and his blacksmith workshop here and one family is living part-time in one of the big houses... [read more]

The AREA viva outputs of the M.A.I.E project are taking shape

At the end of next September, a dozen of students and about the same number of observers will meet together in a classroom located in Western Portugal. One aim of the event is to adapt its content to the Czech conditions and another aim is to introduce the curriculum of the project in the daily life. [read more...]

Aiab, the training in Social Farming

The CeFAB (Training Center in Organic Farming) is a branch of Aiab (Italian Association for Organic Farming) and it is aimed at responding to the training needs of the people involved in organic farming topics. It works at national level together with the Regional Aiab. The 4-5 and the 18-19 of November in Rome, the Cefab realized a training course called "Organic-Social Farming, concepts and tools for the dissemination of practices”. [read more...]

The National Forum of Social Farming in Italy

The National Forum of Social Farming (FNAS) is the place of the plurality of experiences of Social Farming (SF) in Italy. [read more...]

Zorgboeren vitalisieren de zorg

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