Our Action

Experimental Farm

The training program is designed and implemented by the Agricultural University of Athens, under the scientific guidance of a host of experienced university professors headed by Prof. Epaminondas Paplomatas , with many years of extensive experience in Plant Pathology, Dept. Of Crop Science.

The training program titled “Experimental Farm”, offers training in

1. Precision Agriculture, Greenhouse and Hydroponic Crops (1 group on December 2019 & 1 group on January 2020)
2. Plant Protection in industrial and cereal crops (cotton, cereals and maize) (1 group on December 2019 & 1 group on January 2020)
3.  Apiculture (1 group on May 2020 & 1 group on June 2020)
4. Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (1 group on May 2020 & 1 group on June 2020)

(e.x the production, processing and marketing of these plant species) to 200 young people every year.

The training program has a duration of 160 hours, of which 32 hours are allocated to theory and 128 hours are allocated to practical training in the experimental field at the Kopaida premises.

A Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the program.

Objective of the Program

The objective of the program is to inspire as many young people as possible in order to boost the agri-food sector of Greece with new open-minded young people properly educated who have acquired the spirit of innovation. (Ex. do business in the area of medicinal and aromatic plants, thus contributing to the sustainability of the countryside).

At the same time, it aims to strengthen the presence of Greek young farmers both in the domestic and international markets.

Who it is for

  • Unemployed young individuals without experience in the fields of Precision Agriculture, Greenhouse and Hydroponic Crops, Plant Protection in industrial and cereal crops, Apiculture, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, who have graduated from high school or hold a higher-education degree.
  • Young farmers who own agricultural land and suitable machinery in order to apply farming practices.
  • Underemployed young individuals working in family businesses in the field of medicinal and herbal plants.
  • Young farmers working in small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of medicinal and aromatic plants, who wish to develop agrotourism services and products.

Curriculum
The curriculum includes the following, by way of example:
(Course titles, field of studies)
 
1. Precision Agriculture, Greenhous and Hydroponic Crops
2. Plant Protection in industrial and cereal crops (cotton, cereals and maize)
3. Apiculture
4. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

Area of action of the 2019-20 training cycle

Location Experimental Farm Kopaida, Voiotia

Duration of action

Classes are held for 3 days per course
Attendance is mandatory.

Further information

Artemis Rigou
Project Management Office (PMO) of New Farming for the New Generation
Agricultural University of Athens, 75, Iera Odos Street, Athens, 11855, tel.: 210-5294963, 210-5294964