ERIC Number: ED474314
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Quality of Agricultural Products and Protection of the Environment: Training, Knowledge Dissemination and Certification. Synthesis Report of a Study in Five European Countries. CEDEFOP Reference Series.
Papadaki-Klavdianou, A.; Menkisoglou-Spiroudi, O.; Tsakiridou, E.
This book examines existing European environmental education and agricultural practices friendly to the environment. Focus is on studies conducted in five countries Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain--that aimed to define new knowledge qualifications related to environmental issues in producing alternative agricultural products without agrochemicals (organic farming). How these qualifications can best be acquired, including curricula design, are discussed. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the background, objectives, and design of the study. Chapters 2 and 3 describe European policies related to agriculture and employment and the practice of organic farming. Chapter 4 examines the state of agricultural education, environmental education, and vocational training within the European Union. Chapter 5 discusses processing, distribution and consumer information for organic products, specifically wine, olive oil, and fruit juice. Chapter 6, which constitutes over 1/3 of the book, presents the five national case studies. These include interviews with agronomists; agricultural inspectors; agricultural extension workers; teachers and directors of agricultural training centers; and retailers and consumers of organic products. Chapter 7 presents conclusions and suggestions for the formation of a common policy. Chapter 8 is a summary of the study. A list of 10 Web site addresses is appended. (Contains 75 references and 55 figures and tables.) (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Agricultural Production, Case Studies, Certification, Conservation (Environment), Consumer Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Developed Nations, Discourse Analysis, Educational Finance, Educational Policy, Environmental Education, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Interviews, Marketing, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Productivity, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Qualifications, Research Utilization, Secondary Education, Transfer of Training, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Cedefop, P.O. Box 22427 20706-4391 GR 55102 Thessaloniki (3027 EN; 25 Euros). Web site: http://www.cedefop.eu.int/.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Germany; Greece; Netherlands; Portugal; Spain