Innovative Education towards
the Needs of the Organic Sector

Intellectual Output 5 and 6

Intellectual Output 5

O5 EPOS Intellectual Output comprises of the Curriculum of the EPOS Intensive Study Programme on Organic food & farming organised at Warsaw University of Life Sciences in July-August 2015.

This includes:

(b) a syllabus of the Intensive Study Programme (in English & in Polish):

Intensive Study Programme syllabus_EN

Intensive Study Programme syllabus_PL

(a) a detailed schedule of the Intensive Study Programme (in English):

EPOS_Intensive Study Programme_Schedule

The EPOS Intensive Study Programme gathered the best lecturers from partner universities, and thus allowed participants to gain international, multidisciplinary, high quality knowledge unavailable in standard educational programme of a single university. Students worked in multinational groups and thus benefited from special learning conditions. It gave them a new perspective on the studied topic, strengthened their communication skills, built their confidence in communication in English, and enhanced their ability to adapt to new situations. Knowledge & skills gained during the Programme surely increased their chances on the labour market.

Main subjects covered in the Programme included: History & philosophy of organic farming; Nutrient management in organic farming; Plant protection, weed control, soil CO2 fluxes and soil C storage in organic & sustainable agriculture; Organic plant breeding; Organic husbandry & animal welfare; IFOAM principles; SWOT analysis of the farms; Environmental integration in agriculture; Ecosystem services; Fair trade, slow food, local, traditional and regional food; Organic sector in Europe; Marketing in the organic food chain; Quality, safety & health impacts of organic foods.

Intellectual Output 6

All the materials developed for the EPOS Intensive Study Programme build the O6 Intellectual Output of the EPOS project and have been collected below, under the following links:

Joint workshop:

SWOT & IFOAM principles analysis on organic stakeholders

Czech Republic:

Konvalina_Organic plant breeding / Konvalina_Variety choice in Organic Farming / Moudry_Environmental aspects of agriculture


Fragstein_Nutrient cycling in organic horticulture / Fragstein_Nutrient supply in organic agriculture / Fragstein_Spade diagnosis / Zipp_Animal Welfare – Organic_Husbandry / Zipp_Animal_Welfare_Organic_Husbandry


Luik_The role of landscape elements in plant production / Veromann_Control of pest and diseases in organic plant production


Teresa Briz_Marketing in the org food chain / Pereira_Environmental Integration of agriculture / Teresa_Briz_Food chain analysis in the organic sector-Workshop


Herzon_Ecosystem services / Herzon_Ecosystem services – Workshop / Mikkola_Domestic organic food and farming in the global market


EPOS_O6_IT_Mancinelli_C storage in organic farming / Radicetti_Weed management


Kazimierczak_Current trends in the safe food production / Hallmann_Bioactive compounds / Rembiałkowska_History & philosphy of OF / Rembiałkowska_Quality of organic meat Rembiałkowska_Quality of organic milk / Srednicka-Tober_Health impacts of org foods / Średnicka-Tober_Organic food and human health_Workshop

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