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”. 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 18-20th of September there was organised project meeting in Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, where took part project participants from Business and Rural Development Management Institute prof. dr. Vilma Atkočiūnienė, 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.
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 dates was presented by Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra partners. All participants had possibility to share their opinion how to make this model more useful for small farms in the project countries.
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. This meeting was enriched by possibility to visit Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, to participate in International conference AGRARIAN PERSPECTIVES XXVII. The conference intends was to provoke discussion on the key issues related to food safety, food security and food trade. The final day of the project meeting ASU scientists also visited market of vegetables and tea grasses organised by Prague university students.
Sustainability of Small and Family Farms (SOILS)
Erasmus+ Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships