Title: Collaborative working environment and knowledge databank for agroforestry training and education

Authors: László Várallyai; Miklós Herdon; Charles Burriel; János Pancsira; Péter Lengyel; Szilvia Botos

Addresses: Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary ' Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary ' Agrosup Dijon, 26 Bd du Dr Petitjean, BP 87 999 21079 DIJON Cedex, France ' Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary ' Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary ' Faculty of Economics, University of Debrecen, H-4032 Debrecen, Böszörményi út 138, Hungary

Abstract: The aim of the AgroFE project (http://www.agrofe.eu) is to develop vocational training in the field of agroforestry in six countries. Several levels of training are targeted by the project, levels N3-N4 relate to farmers and future farmers, levels N5-N6 affect (future) advisors, trainers, teachers, and technicians who are working in the domain. In the context of ICT related to the AgroFE project there are four components: the collaborative tools, the knowledge databank, the tools for training and a portal that integrates the tools. The Agrof-MM Erasmus+ project reinforces the AgroFE project that ended in December 2015. The objective of the Agrof-MM project is to train European agricultural stakeholders in agroforestry practices. The project will give them the opportunity to familiarise themselves with agroforestry, and to improve their knowledge of it, in order to work towards the development of agroforestry in the Mediterranean and mountain regions of Europe.

Keywords: agroforestry education; e-learning; agroforestry training; knowledge databank; KDB; electronic learning; online learning; vocational training; ICT; agriculture; forestry; collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSAMI.2016.081999

International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Management and Informatics, 2016 Vol.2 No.2/3/4, pp.222 - 242

Available online: 30 Jan 2017 *

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