CIHEAM > PROJECT > Young Farmers as Circles of a Circular Economy
The project’s main aim is to raise awareness among farmers on new trends & business opportunities in bio-economy by producing more added value per agricultural unit. Other objectives include: to organise existing materials from bioenergy and bioeconomy to fit farms’ features into free training material, train the trainers, inform policy makers to focus supporting schemes towards demand in accordance to the specific features of farms.
Abandoned/idle agricultural land locks the bioeconomy potential that is taken for granted in studies.
Options that the EU strategy towards low carbon economy offers, new technologies and rapid scientific developments towards bio-energy & circular (bio)-economy are poorly communicated to farmers in a practical way. Farmers are not fit to become market players in bio-economy that creates exciting jobs in rural areas and increase competitiveness in primary (food, feed) production.