Scientists from ASU the Faculty of Economics and Management with colleagues from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), Association of Slovak Young Farmers (ASYF), The Young Agrarians‘ Society of the Czech Republic and Hungary Agricultural and Rural Youth Association (AGRYA) implement Erasmus+ project “Sustainability of Small and Family Farms” (SOILS). The aim of this project is to strengthen cooperation in the field of innovative pedagogical activities between the selected higher educational institutions and professional practice. During the 29 of October till 02 of November there was organised project meeting in České Budějovice, South Bohemia Region of Czech Republic, where took part project participants from Business and Rural Development Management Institute prof. dr. Jan Žukovskis, assoc. prof. dr. Ilona Kiaušienė and assoc. prof. dr. Gintarė Vaznonienė, as well as prof. dr. Neringa Stončiuvienė from the Institute of Economics, Accounting and Finance and Financier of the Project Aušra Malakauskienė.
The main purpose of this project partners meeting was organised to discuss the results of the 3rd stage of the project and the further works, to match up the spread of information and directions of analysis. Under the implementation of 3rd stage of the project the innovative model in the form of a software product will be created. The structure and practical implementation of software was presented by Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra partners. The main task, solved at the time of project meeting, was practical testation of this software of everyone participant, with implementation of actual data of each country. All participants had possibility to share their opinion how to make this model more useful for small farms in the project countries.
In this case, that main organizers of this meeting was partners from Young Agrarians‘ Society of the Czech Republic, the visiting of dairy farm was organized. This meeting was constructive and full of productive communication and collaboration among representors’ of mentioned universities and young farmers’ organisations. Everybody expressed their opinion and experience about small and family farmers’ situation in project partners’ countries, gave suggestions for the improvement of project stages and anticipated results.
The meeting was enriched by possibility to visit University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, to participate in the 12th International Conference INPROFORUM 2018: „Innovations, Enterprises, Regions and Management“, organized by the Faculty of Economics of this University. Three presentations was made by the representatives of our University at this conference.
Sustainability of Small and Family Farms (SOILS)
Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships