During 2011-2013 period the “Farmer School for Sustainable Agriculture” project has supported and developed small and medium farmers by providing them consultancy and training courses. During this period “ProCoRe” have trained a number of 1097 of individuals through such activities as: one-day training, vocational training, study visits in Moldova and Romania, internships on local farms and practical session at Research Institute of Field Crops “Selectia”. Also, 25 demonstration plots have been created.
At the same time “ProCoRe” established good partnership relation with Balti State University “A. Russo”, Research Institute of Field Crops “Selectia”, Professional Scool from Ricani and FAER foundation from Romania in order to assure a successful implementation of the project activities. We didn’t limit ourselves to that, also we collaborated with different local NGOs and economic agents of the agricultural profile.
During 2011 – 2013 the project has occurred 5 groups of vocational training (theoretical and practical internship) with 119 participants.
50 “one-day training” was performed in different localities/towns. 243 farmers benefited from 13 study tours in Moldova and Romania. Also, 25 demonstration plots were created in collaboration with “Selectia”. The activities were very beneficial to the farmers because they have learned about new technologies and new ways of sustainable agriculture. Due to the offered vocational sessions and one-day trainings, farmers were able to take necessary steps in order to prevent harvest loss from drought and other natural calamities. Also, they have been taught how to protect their harvest from external factors. The young farmers that benefited from the course learned to become a successful farmer, and about the agricultural secrets that they are not taught in the school. Practical sessions helped them to better assimilate the theoretical information and apply it to actually work. Study visits contributed to the development of farmers because they were capable to pursue the theory in work and to exchange advice from each other.