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Thursday, 22 September 2011 16:23

 

Project summary

Project title

EURO FARMER - Prosperity trough contemporary and modern European agriculture in cross-border region

Lead Partner (name/country)

Babaeski Trade exchange

Republic of Turkey

Partners

Yambol chamber of commerce and industry

Republic of Bulgaria

Priority axis

Priority axis 1: Sustainable social and economic development

Area of intervention

Measure 1.2 "Economy Competitiveness increasing"

Duration (in months)

12

Total budget (in €)

98 583.79 Euro

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to create conditions for better life and prosperity of people through building of adequate capacity among farmers and agriculture producers, business associations and local authorities for using of new technologies as effective tools for modern and intensive development of agriculture on the basis of profound study and analysis of the current state of natural and human resources, informational and practical exchange of knowledge and experience among agriculture producers in cross-border region Kirklareli-Babaeski-Yambol.

The specific objectives are directed to:

  • study, analysis and assessment of the state, natural and human resources of cross-border agribusiness;

  • establishment of exchange of experience among agriculture producers, institutions and organizations in the cross-border region in order to be used modern and contemporary agro-productions, new technologies and services in agriculture;

  • implementation of transfer of knowledge and good practices between both countries to build adequate cross-border capacity for use of people potentialities, natural resources and technologies;

  • creation of effective tools for exchange of agro information in cross-border region;

  • creation of added-value in the sector and region through cross-border cooperation and development of human resources.

Project Activities

1. Press conferences. It will be held 2 press conferences - 1 for the project starting and 1 for the results from it aiming at promotion of the project: objectives, tasks, activities, results and the support for its implementation by the EU.

2. Messages in media. It will be published 6 informational messages in the regional media on the subject of the project.

3. Thematic publications in media. It will be published 6 thematic articles in the regional media

4. Study and analysis. It will be examined the level of globalization and Europeanization of agro-sector in Turkey, and Bulgaria and the needs of people working in it and as a result from the study it will be prepared analysis and recommendations. It will be inquired 300 people engaged in agro-sector.

5. WEB platform for information exchange. Specialized WEB platform for exchange of information between people, direct and indirect engaged in agribusiness and agriculture from cross-border region. The WEB platform will be developed in 3 languages, it will provide information on the project and its activities, it will present European practices in agro-sector, will consult on questions related to agriculture in special section “question-answer”.

6. Brochure “Contemporary agro-productions and new technologies in agribusiness”. It will be published brochure with aim to present useful information about modern agro productions and use of informational technologies in agro-sector in cross-border region and EU. The brochure will be in 2 languages; Format A4, 80-100 pages; Circulation: 100 copies.

7. Group for Research of Agribusiness and Farming (GRAF EXPERT). It will be created working group from 12 experts including representatives of: partners, associations working in support of business and agriculture; local authorities and institutions providing services and working for development of agriculture; scientific circles from cross-border region. GRAF EXPERT will develop guidelines for development of modern and contemporary European agriculture and farming in cross-border region.

8. Training seminar “European dimension of agro-production in cross-border region”. It will be held 2-days seminar in Yambol with main objective to present the policy for quality of agriculture products of EU – standards, programs for quality and certifying as the existing EU schemes for labeling. Participation will take 60 farmers, agriculture producers, representatives and experts from NGOs and local authorities working for agriculture development; specialists from scientific circles and schools and others from cross-border region.

9. Training seminar “Effective tools for modern agro-production”. It will be held 2-days seminar in Babaeski with main objective to present priority sectors of European research program for agriculture and innovatory tools for managing of the problems. Participation will take about 60 farmers, agriculture producers, representatives and experts from NGOs and local authorities working for agriculture development; specialists from scientific circles and schools and others from cross-border region.

10. Business visit “Agro Vision – Bulgaria”. Farmers, agriculture producers, representatives of science, NGOs and local authorities, working for development of agriculture from province Kirklareli will visit farmings to see how work their colleagues in Yambol district, to share experience to conduct meetings and negotiations for mutual activities. It will be conducted company partnership exchange with participation of 60 farmers from Turkey and Bulgaria. Duration: 2 days.

11. Business visit “Agro Vision – Turkey”. Farmers, agriculture producers, representatives of science, NGOs and local authorities, working for development of agriculture from Yambol district will visit farmings to see how work their colleagues in province Kirklareli, to share experience to conduct meetings and negotiations for mutual activities. It will be conducted company partnership exchange with participation of 60 farmers from Turkey and Bulgaria. Duration: 2 days.

12. Cross-border conference. It will be held 2-days cross-border conference “Leading modern production and informational technologies in support of farmers from cross-border region”. The objective of this forum is to be presented actual information of agro-sector in the region, the analysis of its state as well the prepared from GRAF EXPERT guidelines for development of modern and contemporary European agriculture and farming in cross-border region. The conference will be held in Babaeski, Turkey. Participation will take about 100 farmers, agriculture producers, representatives and experts from NGOs working in agriculture development; specialists from scientific circles and schools and others from cross-border region.

Project Results

The main result of the project implementation is opening of new opportunities and resources in agriculture and agro-production, conformable to the intensive development of agriculture, with EU requirements and standards in agro-sector with new informational technologies as a tool for effective exchange of ago information in CBC which will create conditions for better life and prosperity of people in the region.

Successful realization of project activities will contribute to improvement of the situation of target groups as follows:

  • through inquiring of 300 people related to agro-sector will be studied and analyzed actual state of globalization and Europeanization of agro-sector in Turkey and Bulgaria and needs of people working in it;

  • it will be developed guidelines for development of modern and contemporary European agriculture and farming in cross-border region;

  • it will be created working group GRAF EXPERT that will contribute to ensuring of necessary link between research units and agro companies and producers as in the framework of single regions as between both countries;

  • it will be created effective tools for information exchange between people direct and indirect engaged in agribusiness and agriculture from cross-border region through consultations section “question-answer” in WEB platform and GRAF EXPERT that will benefit over 1000 people from cross-border region;

  • it will be raised the awareness of agro companies, agriculture producers, farmers regarding opportunities of new technologies as instruments for effective exchange of agro information in cross-border area through participation of over 300 people in training seminars, conference, business visits and through WEB platform, messages and thematic publications that will benefit over 2000 people from cross-border region;

  • it will be improved the communication between agro companies and producers from both countries, the research and educational units through WEB platform and consultations from GRAF EXPERTS that will benefit over 2000 people from cross-border region;

Mentioned results of the project as a whole will lead to promotion of cooperation between the people directly and indirectly engaged in agro business and agriculture from cross-border region and in this way - will contribute to improving their competitiveness and improving of living conditions for employees in this sector.

Target Groups

Over 5000 experts, specialists, citizens, working actively in agro-sector and farming, pupils, students, scientific workers, representatives of local authorities, public figures and others.

  • Agricultural producers and representatives of companies related to agriculture from the regions of Kirklareli, Babaeski and Yambol – 120;

  • Agro companies and registered farmers from the regions of Kirklareli, Babaeski and Yambol – over 70;

  • Representatives of NGOs from the regions of Kirklareli, Babaeski and Yambol working in support of business and agriculture – over 20;

  • Experts and representatives of local authorities providing services for agriculture, representatives of scientific circles and schools – over 20;

  • Specialist and experts - agronomists, zoo-engineers, veterinary specialists – over 20;

  • Citizens working actively in agro-sector and farming, pupils, students, specialists, experts, scientific workers – over 600.

 

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