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AgTraIn blog: What young researchers have to say about agricultural innovation!

AgTraIn, which stands for Agricultural Transformation by Innovation, is one of the few joint PhD programs within the Erasmus Mundus scheme of the European Commission. Six European universities participate in AgTraIn: University of Copenhagen, DenmarkUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, SpainMontpellier Supagro, FranceUniversity College of Cork, IrelandUniversita Degli Studi di Catania, ItalyWageningen University, The Netherlands The main focus of the program is on... More

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  • Sharing Information and connecting people
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What is the Mediterranean area's future?

Being a PhD candidate of the Agricultural Transformation by Innovation program (AgTraIn), with a thesis on biodiversity of olives in the Mediterranean area, was of special importance for me to be invited to the First preparatory workshop for the Congress 2015 “The Left-Behind: Democratic Transitions and the Mediterranean Agricultural Communities” that took place the 15th of June 2014, in Volos, Greece.... More

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  • Greece
  • Creating opportunities for policy debate
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Joint ARI-AgTraIn field course: Where science meets reality

A joint PhD course called “Assessing transformation in smallholder agricultural systems and Natural Resources” took place in December 2013 and January 2014. The course, organized by the Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) and the Agricultural and Rural Innovations (ARI) programmes, involved more than 40 PhD students from 23 nationalities who are completing the research in 9 different universities. The two-month on-line... More

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  • Promote agriculture among young people
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“We need to work together”

Interview with Nick Levendofsky, National Farmers Union and Kansas Farmer Union USABy Ivana Radic Nick Levendovsky (28) from Kansas, representing the National Farmers Union (link) and the Kansas Farmers union at the 26th International leadership workshop for rural youth, in Herrsching, Germany gives a great insight in his up to date learning from the seminar. In another interview he tells about... More

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Youth, Unions and Kansas Farmers...

Interview with Nick Levendofsky, National Farmers Union and Kansas Farmer Union USABy Ivana Radic Nick Levendovsky (28) from Kansas, representing the National Farmers Union (link) and the Kansas Farmers union at the 26th International leadership workshop for rural youth, in Herrsching, Germany is telling about agriculture reality in his country and his own role in the Farmers union. YPARD: What is... More

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Prepare for action! Understand each other!

By Ivana Radic, Martina Graf There is a saying in Serbia that says “one starts building a house from the basis”. It is the same with the 26th International Leadership Workshop for Rural Youth in Herrsching, Germany, both in the aspect of learning and the aspect of social networking. In the first week we have been revising our previous knowledge, learning... More

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  • Germany
  • Access to resources and capacity building
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