OER-arD aims to enhance human capacity by contributing to the creation of a critical number of experts and on-line OER tools for use by farmers and rural communities in order to increase agricultural production through sustainable means that ensure environmental protection.
Extension specialists in plant production and plant protection, and organic farmers will gain experience in the application of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Organic Farming Principles at a farm level, as applied in other regions. Members of the consortium will join forces with higher education institutes (HEI) to create short-term courses on key topics in organic agriculture (such as organic principles and integrated pest management), to facilitate practical transfer of know-how.
Additionally the consortium HEI partners will develop the following tools:
In response to target group demand, these tools will be accessible through Windows, iOs and Android platforms for mobile phones
The following activities have been scheduled to further promote the development of human potential: