DEMETRA: Developing Entrepreneurial skills & tools for woMEn in agriculTure in Rural Areas

DEMETRA: Developing Entrepreneurial skills & tools for woMEn in agriculTure in Rural Areas

Implementation period: 01.11.2021 – 01.11.2023
Assistance program: ERASMUS+
Project number: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-ADU000026316
Action Type: Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training

Project description:

DEMETRA, is a project dedicated to the creation of those conditions that will enable women in rural areas to be involved in the agricultural sector and showcase entrepreneurial activity in the aforementioned sector.

By providing the tools for educating women on agricultural entrepreneurship, and offer them the ability to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills, the project aspires to become a milestone and a point of future reference for women in the field of agripreneurship. On the whole, the project addresses the need to better understand existing and needed competences of women in rural areas with regards to agricultural entrepreneurship and promote a more inclusive context for their participation in the field. At the same time, this project is a response to the need of women for education through a specifically designed innovative curriculum, platform and a mentoring scheme reflecting on women’s current agricultural entrepreneurship needs for training and also a response to the lack of resources on the topic for VET providers.

In specific, the following project results will be developed:

  1. DEMETRA Matrix of Competences and Policy Recommendations Report
  2. The Green Agripreneurs’ DEMETRA Curriculum
  3. DEMETRA: The All-Encompassing Platform
  4. DEMETRA Pilot Course
  5. DEMETRA Mentoring Scheme

For the following DEMETRA target audience:

  • VET providers – educational institutions and other training organizations
  • Stakeholders such us agricultural organizations and associations, farmers and other rural actors
  • Women in rural areas and other individuals involved in agricultural activity
  • Businesses and StartUps in related sectors (Food and Beverage, Commerce, Services etc)
  • Decision makers
  • Media
  • General public

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  • Coordinator – (Cyprus) IMH C.S.C LIMITED
  • (Germany) ISOB
  • (Czech Republic) CZU (UNIVERSITY) Prague
  • (Poland) Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Support – CWEP