CRANE: Meeting Belfast, Northern Ireland: 16 – 17 April 2018

The CRANE project is funded for 2yrs through Erasmus+ strategcrane-logoic
partners for adult education: KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices.

The aim of the project is to provide farmers involved in multifunctional farms with the skills and competencies required to fulfill their role of promoting and informing people about agriculture through non formal education.

The project will use the experiences of farmers across the partner regions from Italy, Spain, Malta and the UK to develop training to provide farmers with the necessary skills to develop or improve these services/ activities on their farms.

The meeting in Belfast was to provide an update on the project objectives, budget and review of the tasks to be completed as well as test the modules for the training programme in Malta in May 2018.

The training in Malta will be delisted to 2 multifunctional farmers from each the partner regions to test and improve the pilot training.

The training will last 5 days and will provide a general overview of multifunctional farming as well as modules on the specific areas of expertise form each of the partners:

General overview of multifunctional farms, & results of questionnaires (Malta)
Agritourism (Italy)
Social farming (N Ireland)
Direct selling (Spain)
Educational farms (Italy)

Each of the training modules will include case studies.

The two day meeting included a visit to two social farms facilitated by Rural Support.

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