Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training for Young farmers

While young farmers represent the economic bulk of European rural areas – territories that make up from 40% to 80% of every European nation – numerous EU reports identify the need of a strong entrepreneurial and risk management training (as well as new technologies) from which rural entrepreneurs can benefit in terms of new and more innovative models for business competitiveness. The financial and long-term sustainability of their business is by several key factors: lack of entrepreneurial training; overall lack of digital and ICT competences; the competitive pressure represented by big industrial value chain.

YOUNG FARMERS aims to valorise a sustainable and competitive growth path for young farmers providing them a set of training tools properly customised on their major needs. The content of the training addresses:

– Communication and ICT skills

– Digital and innovative management models for agriculture

– Internationalisation and EU single market

– Challenges and opportunities consequent to the adoption of such business framework

– EU initiatives for young farmers

YOUNG FARMERS will develop, test and promote innovative learning solutions (both on line through an OER Platform and face to face) in 5 languages specifically targeted to young farmers on digital integration and digital entrepreneurship in farming:

– Creativity in developing / promoting / offering new services & products: fresh/organic produce on line, development and animation of online resources related to environmental/health friendly products; socially responsible consumption; edible flowers; medical herbs, etc.

– Developing / uptaking of innovative business models based on online resources or the development of new sales channels: new forms of networking / association of producers, new selling channels, improved communication channels with wholesalers and retailers

– Innovation in the promotion of new businesses and services

– The acquisition of skills to enhance access to (international) markets and stakeholders, access to credit, access to services, knowledge transfer YOUNG FARMERS is fully in line with national and EU priorities: it addresses pressing challenges and needs of young farmers across Europe and is fully in line with the strategic approaches towards more inclusive, productive and sustainable rural areas.

Programme: Erasmus Plus
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action: Strategic Partnerships for VET  – KA202
Main objective: Innovation
Project Title: Rural Entrepreneurship Leveraging Advanced training

for Young farmers

Project Acronym: Young Farmers
Project Duration 24 months
Start Date: 01/11/2020
End Date: 31/10/2022
Contract: 2020-1-BG01-KA202-079051

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