LACAP – Comparing Agricultural production in Partner Schools Dec 14th 2017 by Gerd Alscher
Four vocational schools located in Benešov (CZ), Aarhus (DK), Region Halland (SWE) and Norwich (UK) have been involved in this ERASMUS+ project since September 2016.
To reach the aim a student company was established in each of the partner schools consisting of a group of students each of them working at an appropriate position. The activities of the companies are monitored by teachers of vocational subjects and practical training. Each of the companies uses a one-hectare plot of arable land for growing a set farm crop (wheat). The students produce the crop on their fields and compare the ways of growing in detail – tillage operations, used machinery, seeds, fertilizers, crop protection methods, harvesting, yields, costs and loss or profit. The experiences have been presented and discussed at three meetings so far.
The project objectives are the improvements of knowledge and skills concerning agricultural education and improvements of teaching methods in the European framework by means of comparison of methods and techniques used during a concrete crop growing (best training practices). The output of this project will be presented in a final brochure.