ERIC Number: ED437576
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation and Training in the Agribusiness Complex. Synthesis Report of a Study in Various Product Chains in Five European Countries. CEDEFOP Panorama.
Part of a European project to assess the opportunities and limitations of a sectoral approach to training, this synthesis report focuses on innovation and training in the agribusiness complex. Chapter 1 discusses the study objectives, which were to gain more insight into the relationship between innovation and qualification in product chains; into the role of training agencies and other sectoral agencies in the transfer of innovations and adaptation of qualifications in product chains; and into an assessment of opportunities and limitations of sectoral training systems in situations of rapid technological change and economic restructuring. Chapter 2 highlights key concepts used in the studies. Chapter 3 gives an overview of the following product chains studied in five countries: beer production in Belgium; cheese production in Greece; bread production in Spain; vegetable production in the United Kingdom; and meat production in the Netherlands. It describes the structure of the chains and major innovations occurring. Chapters 4-7 address the following four basic issues regarding innovation and training in the agribusiness product chains: impact of innovations on qualifications; role of sectoral agencies in training for new qualifications; transfer of innovations and the knowledge infrastructure; and role of networks in innovation and training. Chapter 8 addresses five basic issues: innovation in the investigated product chains; impact of innovation on qualifications; sectoral training agencies and innovation-related training; and knowledge infrastructure in agribusiness. (Contains 18 references.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production, Case Studies, Distributive Education, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries, Innovation, Job Training, Networks, Secondary Education, Student Certification, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Greece; Netherlands; Spain; United Kingdom