933312 Interdisciplinary excursion on organic agriculture


Type
Field trip
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Organisation
Division of Organic Farming (IFÖL)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2018
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

Option 1: Bio-Alpe-Adria

4-day excursion in the regions of Styria, Carinthia, Slovenia, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Alpe-Adria is a bioregion in Central Europe, embracing all of Slovenia, the Austrian states of Carinthia and Styria, and the Italian regions of Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Veneto. As of 2004, it is the subject of a proposal to create the world's first organic bioregion.
During the excursion, organic farms of different farm types and sizes as well as processing facilities and organic farming organizations will be visited.

Date: 22.05.-25.05.2018

Costs: 200 € / person
The fee has to be transferred to the BOKU excursion account after the preliminary meeting

Services
* Arrival and departure from Vienna by bus
* Bus transfer on site
* 3x accommodation with breakfast in shared room
* Farm visits

Not included
* Lunch and dinner
* Beverages
* Tips



Option 2: Organic Agriculture in Armenia

The excursion follows a project to promote organic agriculture in Armenia. The Organic Agriculture Support Initiative (OASI) is a European Union project co-funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). The main objective of the initiative is the further development of organic agriculture in Armenia.
More information about the project at https://www.facebook.com/pg/oasiarmenia/about/

During the excursion, organic farms of different farm types and sizes as well as processing facilities and organic farming organizations will be visited.

Date: 04.06.-08.06.2018

Expected costs: 300 € / person
The fee has to be transferred to the BOKU excursion account after the preliminary meeting

Services
* Bus transfer on site
* 5x accommodation with breakfast in shared room
* Farm visits
* Translation

Not included
* Flight
* Transport airport - accommodation
* Lunch and dinner
* Beverages
* Tips

Previous knowledge expected



Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

* to get to know organisation, structures and development of organic farming in selected countries,
* to understand the current situation of organic farming in Romania in the context of the historical development,
* become acquainted to the strengths and chances as well as weaknesses and threats of organic farming,
* to put a focus on organic farming across the borderline of Austria.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.