This course contains the essential but simplified information about the funding opportunities by the Greek Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 for the farmer, the producer group or organisation, the rural entrepreneur, the rural Municipality, the Local Action Group, the person, advisor, researcher, business engaged in the agricultural, food and forestry sector, the land manager, the forest holder  and other economic actors operating in rural areas

It is structured in such a way, so as to fulfill the requirements for all different potential beneficiaries of the Greek RDP, explaining the existing funding opportunities in a concrete and simplified manner.  

The course contains the following learning units:

  • General Information
  • Legal Requirements according to EU legal frame
  • RDP Definitions
  • Rural Development Programme for Greece 2014-2020 (only in el)

Each Measure contains information on its scope, the intervention area, the type of support (i.e. Start-up aid, grants, annual or one-off payments etc), the beneficiaries, the eligible expenditure, the eligibility conditions / Selection criteria, the aid intensity/amount of support.

This course contains the essential requirements for the future farmer to be certified as organic farmer according to the EU organic farming legal requirements .

It is structured in such a way, so as to fulfil the requirements for both involved groups farmers and control bodies experts.

The course contains the following learning units:

  • Introduction to organic farming
  • Legal Requirements according to EU legal frame
  • Transition/conversion form conventional to organic farming
  • Requirements per category e.g. primary production, processed products et.
  • Trade and Imports from third countries
  • How to become organic farmer, what the cost might be and what is the meaning of organic logo
  • Practical information through the SKIFF organic book section

Most sections include a short self-assessment quiz, as a means to identify possible difficulties in understanding the requirements of EU's legal framework with respect to organic farming.

The application of ICT in Agriculture, as a key to rural development and small scale farming constitutes a recent active field, in the heart of EU policies and initiatives (refer for example to http://ict-agri.eu/).

4 important topics are proposed for the learners:  

I. Cloud computing,

II. Smart Crop farm,

III. Smart Livestock farm,

IV. Communications.

All topics should be learned step by step. At the beginning of this learning course learners will find some pre-information about ICT: Introduction, Target Groups, Pre-knowledge, Learning Outcomes, Learning Units.

This course describes the use of of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) in agricultural Activities. It was added as part of the course ICT in Agriculture, considering the advancing use of 'drones' for such purposes in Europe.

There are two main chapters: 1. Definition of precision agriculture, 2. Description of the equipment and its uses.

The course is addressed to producers and organisations as a means to raise awareness on the potential benefits of this technology. This technology however is not so effective for small scale farms. 

The goal of Farming Management course is to familiarize farmers with financial analysis data.

The course consists of three topics: Economic Analysis of a Farm, Solutions for Improving Farm Operational Efficiency and their Justification, Farm Activity Risk and Its Management. 

Upon a successful completion of the course, learners should be able:

  • to evaluate personal business development opportunities,
  • to evaluate current farm situation in the agricultural and rural business environment,
  • to analyse the costs of production,
  • to perform an economic evaluation of planned activities,
  • to select investment options and sources of funding,
  • to evaluate project viability, assess business risks and potential outcomes.

These guidelines are developed to assist the partners in the SKIFF project in the design and development of courses. With these guidelines the partners can make these courses ECVET-proof. In these guidelines they will find a description of the principles of ECVET and its advantages for VET. Related topics such as Learning Outcomes, Units of Learning Outcomes, Validation and Recognition of Learning Outcomes will be described as well. It will also help the process of recognition of Learning Outcomes when the SKIFF project is in the phase of dissemination of the (translated) courses in the participating countries.

This material also offers an overview of relevant websites and documents. Focus is on the ECVET Toolbox, where a lot of examples of tools can be found.

This course contains an introduction of the Biobased Economy on EQF level 4/5.  

The course contains six major learning units:

  1. Introduction to the Biobased Economy
  2. Biomass production
  3. Conversion processes and products
  4. Experimenting with Biobased products
  5. Logistics
  6. Socio-Economic skills

Every unit starts with a inspiring orientation and a description of the learning outcomes. It contains the basic knowledge needed for that unit. This knowledge is illustrated with concrete examples and good practises. Every unit ends with a short exam and a assignment.

Every learning unit can be studied without the pre-knowledge of the other units.

Agricultural Markets is a course related to the agricultural sectors of Common Market organisation of the European Union.

It contains the major elements regulating the agricultural economic sectors, with the basic knowledge and information for each sector and the essential web resources and publications for a farmer in order to follow the evolution and the economic developments of his/her activities.

Through this course SKIFF intents to gather valuable resources and make them available to all farmers wishing to improve their understanding on agricultural markets.

The aim of this SKIFF course is not to prepare experts in commodities but to describe and outline how markets function within the European frame.

The course is primarily addressed to farmers.