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Title: Training and Learning Needs for MSc Programs in Sustainable Agriculture
Authors: Lourenço, P.
Baptista, F.
Picuno, P.
Cruz, V.F.
Silva, L.L.
Silva, J.R.
Sousa, A.
Dimitriou, E.
Papadakis, G.
Keywords: Questionnaires
High education
Sustainable agricultural practices
Agrarian Sciences
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Universidade de Évora
Citation: Lourenço, P., Baptista, F., Picuno, P., Cruz, V.F., Silva, L.L., Silva, J.R., Sousa, A., Dimitriou, E., Papadakis, G., (2021) Training and learning needs for MSc programs in Sustainable Agriculture. Proceedings of the European Conference on Agricultural Engineering AgEng2021, p. 212-215. ISBN: 978-972-778-214-7
Abstract: Sustainable agriculture is urgently needed to promote conservation and sustainable resources use in an equitable manner through integrated management of land, water, energy and biodiversity. In this way, education in agriculture emerges as a crucial tool for preparing agricultural technicians, researchers and farmers for productive contributions. Higher education institutions arise with an important mission of education in the context of social transformation and to integrate sustainable development into the educational system as a scientific subject. The aim of this study was to identify the training and learning needs to be included in a MSc program in sustainable agriculture. It was based on a questionnaire prepared and distributed to academics’ experts in Agrarian Sciences in Greece, Italy and Portugal. Technologies, legislation, management and business, local community leadership and marketing were the training needs considered very important expertise’s in sustainable agriculture. Traditional face-to-face learning, experienced farmers as mentors and knowledge sharing mechanisms were rated as very applicable and important. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, online learning methods, which were not considered suitable for a MSc program in sustainable agriculture, became important by providing online education. Information and communication technology and technological tools showed to be important skills for sustainable agricultural practices to effectively implement online learning and to improve the efficient access, exposure and use of up-to-date information of the agricultural sector and awareness of sustainable agricultural practices.
Type: article
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