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205-209 M. D. Rasmussen
Educational requirements to support research and innovation in Bioenergy
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Educational requirements to support research and innovation in Bioenergy

M. D. Rasmussen

Department of Engineering, Aarhus University. Blichers Allé 20, DK-8830 Tjele,
Denmark;
e-mail: mdr@ase.au.dk

Abstract:

Conversion of biomasses to energy, food, feed and chemical building blocks for
further usage become increasingly important. Educations and research within biorefinery and
especially bioenergy have become popular and are offered at most universities in Europe.
Bioenergy is a very wide scientific area however, and we must educate students that possess the
qualifications to bring the industry and research forward. We must not just educate students that
know some general elements but students that really can go into the depth. Universities should
specialise and seek partners to complement educations and research areas.

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625-631 K. Kucińska, J. Golba and I. Pelc
The role of education and extension services for organic and conventional farming in the region of Podkarpacie, Poland
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The role of education and extension services for organic and conventional farming in the region of Podkarpacie, Poland

K. Kucińska¹, J. Golba¹ and I. Pelc

¹Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Warsaw University of LifeSciences, Ul. Nowoursynowska 159, 02-776 Warszawa, Poland;e-mail: katarzyna_kucinska@sggw.pl , jan_golba@sggw.pl

Abstract:

Knowledge and know-how are the most important factors in many branches of the national economy. The same rules apply to organic agriculture. This was investigated in the Podkarpackie region in Poland. A survey revealed that lack of professional knowledge in the area of organic agriculture is seen as an important obstacle to running a farm. The process of conversion is assessed less strictly by farmers with higher education. Moreover, the direction of education is more important for proper farm management than its level. To succeed in running an organic farm, farmers emphasised two important issues. They are government subsidies and a well organised extension service.

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