Name of the Project: e-Organic
Project Agreement Number: 2020-1-TR01-KA202-093064
Project Start-End Dates: 31.12.2020 – 30.12.2022
Bahri Dağdaş International Agricultural Research Institute (BDUTAEM, Coordinator), Konya Provincial Directorate of National Education (KİMEM, Partner) and Konya Provincial Directorate of Agriculture and Forestry (KONTOM, Partner) from Türkiye, National Sheep Association (NSA, Partner) from United Kingdom, Actyva Sociedad Cooperativa (ACTYVA, Partner) from Spain and Humus, rete agricola sociale per la bioagricultura italiana (HUMUS, Partner) from Italy.
Transnational Project Meetings
In order to the project achieve its purpose and to create intellectual outputs, transnational Project meetings will be held in Türkiye (BDUTAEM, 5 days in March 2021 and 3 days in October 2022), Italy (HUMUS, 5 days in September 2021), Spain (ACTYVA, 5 days in March 2022) and United Kingdom (NSA, 5 days in June 2022).
A 5-day Learning/Teaching/Training (LTT) activity will be held in July 2022, hosted by NSA in UK. Within the scope of this activity, the project participants will work on some organic livestock issues (diseases and alternative treatment methods, medicinal properties of some plants, nutrition, legislation, rules and regulations, product processing, storage and marketing, etc.) and visit organic farms (cattle, sheep, goat and poultry).
With the participation of the target audience, final beneficiaries and stakeholders, 1-day multiplier event activities will be held between September-December 2022 for the promotion, dissemination and sustainability of the project in Türkiye (BDUTAEM), United Kingdom (NSA), Italy (HUMUS) and Spain (ACTYVA.
Project Studies Calendar
The first 3 months of the project will be preparation, the following 12 months will be academic studies and the completion of intellectual outputs, and the remaining 9 months will be the elimination of problems and the implementation of intellectual outputs.
Intellectual Outputs of the Project
Intellectual Outputs of the Project will be; e-Platform, e-Lectures and e-Book. e-Lectures will include main topics on organic livestock as 1) History, 2) Legislation, Certification and Policies, 3) Ecology, 4) Breeding, 5) Health and Welfare, 6) Reproduction, 7) Nutrition, 8) Farm Management, 9) Ethology and 10) Food Safety. e-Lectures will be turned into e-Book and e-Book also will be uploaded to the e-Platform like e-Lectures.
Web based and mobile compatible e-Platform will be prepared in Turkish-English and will be available free of charge to the target audience for 10 years. In addition, the language option will be added to the platform so that it can be translated into some European languages (such as Italian, Spanish). Thus, the target audience speaking different languages besides Turkish-English will be enabled to benefit from the platform.
P.S.: All rights of the intellectual outputs (e-Lectures, e-Platform and e-Book) obtained at the end of the study will belong to the financial supporter of the project.
Target Audience of the Project
The national, international and EU level target audience of the project will be Veterinarians, Agricultural Engineers and teachers working in Agriculture Vocational High Schools.
Why did we do this Project?
Organic Action Plan Report for IFOAM 2015: Wants to create digital platforms to increase national/international knowledge sharing in organic animal husbandry in 2020 and beyond, the UK to open its know-how to international sharing and, to increase Spain’s international cooperation.
IFOAM Organic 3.0: Has identified one of the strategic goals for the development and implementation of different-new ideas (innovation) for the adoption of good practices and the inclusion of more farmers in organic production.
EU 7th Framework Program Final Report: Indicates that organic production is insufficient against the increase in the number of organic markets, that more producers need to make organic production, before this, it is appropriate to provide training of technical personnel and then direct the producers to organic production. In addition, the importance of gathering the information obtained from organic livestock was emphasized.
Türkiye National Action Plan for Organic Farming: Indicates the need to educate the target group which is one of the most important actors for the development and dissemination of organic farming.
Based on these calls, it was deemed necessary to carry out such a project.
Purpose and Objectives of the Project
During this period and in the next 10 years; training of target audience, dissemination and public ownership of the Project, increase in professional, scientific and institutional capacity, internationalization, contribution to the promotion of the partner countries, cultural exchange, production of new projects, organic, animal welfare, environmental and food safety awareness, training of breeders, increase in organic animal production are expected.