VALOR Project: The Italian experimentation of the "Traditional Agriculture" learning module has started
VALOR VALORISATION OF ANCIENT FARMING TECHNIQUES IN RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE 612501-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-KA CUP: E18I19000090006
The Italian partner of the Erasmus VALOR Project - the Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga National Park - has started the testing phase of the training modules, with a selection of young people interested in attending the experimental learning course for "Manager and Technician in resilient and sustainable agriculture".
Twenty-two volunteers were selected from high school students, agricultural institutes, undergraduates/graduates in agricultural and zootechnical disciplines but also in Landscape Architecture and International Sciences.
On 3 May, the first introductory meeting was held to introduce the VALOR courses and their main contents.
The "online" method of administering and testing the course also allows professionals already working in the sector to participate, despite the distances involved. The classes that have been set up actually include professionals from outside the region, such as Veneto and Basilicata.
Classes to test the first module are scheduled to take place weekly in May.
The National Park, in order to start the official course this year, is cooperating with regional and national authorities for the certification of VALOR courses in Italy and, by the end of the experimentation, will involve teachers and experts in the field in informative meetings.