Training

We have given high priority to farmer training and capacity building, so that our work leaves long-term sustainable economic benefits. Courses and workshops include agri-environment, food production and marketing, food hygiene, and rural tourism to groups in many villages of the area.
ADEPT is working to raise awareness and educate the local communities and the general public.

Milk Hygiene Training and From Subsistence to Profit (also called How to live better from my farm)

These simple guides have immediately helped farmers across Romania achieve higher prices for their products, with an immediate impact on farm incomes and farm viability, by providing simple, practical solutions to farmers problems. at a stroke reversing the steep fall in numbers of dairy farmers and of dairy cows.

Trainings and Workshops for Local Farmers

We have given high priority to farmer training and capacity building, so that our work leaves long-term sustainable economic benefits. Courses and workshops include agri-environment, food production and marketing, food hygiene, and rural tourism to groups in many villages of the area.

Agri-environment: we have created a series of publications to help small-scale farmers and producers to understand the minimum
requirements for receiving EU grants, including record-keeping; to develop markets to add value to their products; and to develop producer and marketing associations which are key to their future survival.

Agro-tourism: bookkeeping; computer use and data processing; modern language communication, responsible tourism, opportunities; gastronomy; accommodation & serving food for visitors; guiding and related activities; arts and crafts; basics of running a business, tourism promotion and marketing.

Food Hygiene (RSPH course)
We have provided practical guides so that small-scale producers can avoid excessive regulations, which constitute a major threat to continued small-scale local production. We negotiated acceptance by the authorities of plans for simplified processing units for micro-producers, and have made these plans freely available.

Milk Hygiene ADEPT has offered training on how to use/maintain the machinery in the milk collection points. 100 farmers were trained in organic farming certification, milk hygiene, product marketing.
Traditional fruit trees pruning - maintenance of traditional fruit trees for income as part of sustainable land management.

Related Publications

Minimum food hygiene and food safety conditions for small producers
Milk Hygiene Training
From Subsistence to Profit (also called How to live better from my farm)
Let’s be aware of what we eat

Mountain Trip: Mountain sustainability: transforming research into practice.
In a joint project with several EU countries, ADEPT has developed brochures to help Romanian small-scale farming comunities become more prosperous through better marketing, training and cooperation.

Our Strategic Partners

Biodiversity conservation and community development in Transylvania
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