OERarD

Developing Open Educational Resources and Blended Modules for Agriculture and Rural Development

About the project


Aiming to provide means for improvement of human capacity this project will contribute to the creation of critical number of experts and on-line OER tools that will provide service to farmers and rural community in order to increase their agricultural production, but to be aware on the necessity for environmental protection as well. Groups of extension specialists in plant production and plant protection, along with organic farmers will be exposed to the foreign experiences in applying Integrated Pest Management and Organic farming principles on a farm level. HEI, members of this consortium will join forces in order to create short-term courses on most important IPM and Organic principles which will be practical know-how transfer.

Additional tools will be developed by the consortium HEI partners:
- On-line calculator for applying fertilizers in accordance to the crop specifics
- Pesticide data-base registered for use in the Republic of Macedonia

Following demands by the target groups, the tools will be accessible through Windows, iOs and Android platforms for mobile phones

As far as conditions for further development of human potential are concerned, the following activities will take place:

- Development of guidelines for:
  • Steps to successfully perform soil sampling
  • Plant protection and IPM
  • Use of organic waste to obtain organic manure
  • Producing honey - organically
  • Organic production, from A-Z

- Blended courses:
  • Steps to successfully perform soil sampling
  • Plant protection and IPM
  • Use of organic waste to obtain organic manure
  • Producing honey - organically
  • Organic production, from A-Z

University Goce Delchev

Zoran Zdravev

Project Coordinator

Emilija Kostadinovska

Assistant Project Coordinator

Vasko Zlatkovski

Project Secretary

Agricultural University Plovdiv

Dimitar Grekov

Local Project Coordinator

Vili Harizanova

Local Assistant Project Coordinator

CIHEAM/MAICH Chania

Ioannis Livieratos

Local Project Coordinator

Carolyn Ann OWEN

Local Assistant Project Coordinator

Federation of Organic Producers

Gjorgji Hazdi-Kotarov

Local Project Coordinator

Goran Angelovski

Local Assistant Project Coordinator

National Extension Agency

Igor Zlatkov

Local Project Coordinator

Marjan Stojkovski

Local Assistant Project Coordinator