Farmer training by the lithuanian agricultural advisory service (d.ruzgiene)Presentation Transcript
Farmer Training by Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service Dijana Ruzgiene Head of Plant Production Department 7-8 June, 2011
N ew Directive i s a N ew C hallenge
All new requirements obligate farmers to make changes – they are n o t happy .
The tools necessary to encourage and facilitate this process of adjustment are knowledge, information and advice.
Farm Advisory System in Lithuania
2007 – 2013, advisory accreditation is needed for:
Measure of Rural Development Programme “Use of Advisory Services”
Advisory services in meeting the statutory management requirements and good agricultural and environmental conditions (Cross compliance);
3 institutions with 114 advisers are certified (of which - LAAS 6 9 adv.)
Advisory services on agri-environmental issues for farmers who intend to participate in agri-environmental measures;
27 institutions with 197 advisers are certified
Advisory services in farm book keeping questions;
71 institutions with 296 advisers are certified
Advisory services for forest owners
17 institutions with 61 advisers are certified
The leading company involved in farmers’ training and consulting is the Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service (LAAS).
The Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service has already been accredited to consult the farmers on farm management, environment, health of society, animals and plants.
LAAS activities area Mission and Vision
Training M ethods U sed:
Organizing of training according to the programs certified by the Ministry of Agriculture .
Establishing of demonstration field trials .
Provision of individual advice and services .
Disease and pest forecast.
Special Attention to Advisers’ Qualification
LAAS organize theoretical
and practical trainings for
in everage 100 hour/year.
They are ready to provide
service or be a lecturer.
Trainings Organized in 2009-2011 980 70 ,,Naujausios technologijos ekologinės gamybos ūkiuose“, 16 val., kodas 296185008 6 840 60 ,,Ekologinio ūkininkavimo pagrindai” (pradedantiesiems), 24 val., kodas396185007 5 2687 190 Kursai „Saugos ir sveikatos užtikrinimas ūkininko ūkyje“, 16 val., kodas 296186202 4 2553 178 Kursai „Agrarinė aplinkosauga ir kraštovaizdžio gerinimas“, 18 val., kodas 296185007 3 5472 388 Kursai „Kompleksinio paramos susiejimo reikalavimai“ (Valdymo reikalavimai), 10 val.., kodas 296162023 2 4794 330 Kursai „Augalų sveikata“(augalų apsaugos priemonių naudotojų mokymo programa), 16 val., kodas 296162003 1 Dalyvių skaičius Mokymų skaičius Mokymo programos pavadinimas, kodas, trukmė Eil. Nr.
Establishing of D emonstration F ield T rials
PURPOSE – move research to the farmers’ fields
Partnership: researcher, adviser, farmer
Advice and S ervice related with IPM
Advice on plant cultivation.
Advice on plant protection.
Service to prepare report o n use d plant protection products .
Independent and neutral opinion !
Prices for LAAS S ervices
Diseases and pests forecast
Objective – timely identification of disease and pest spreading and timely use of chemical protection means.
Monitoring of plant disease and pest spreading in field
Assessment of potential damage to yields by pests, provision of independent consultations
Graphic dynamics and visual materials of harmful organism spreading – in www.agroakademija
Use of Meteorological Data for Disease and Pest Forecast
Temperature, precipitation, wind direction and speed have great influence on disease and pest spreading.
Metpole establishes the mentioned parameters for a specific territory and relate them with disease forecasting modules
Essential element in successful consulting is partnership with client: voluntary attendance, confidentiality, impartiality.
Farmers are surrounded by informational noise – to many trainings.
Most effective method to transfer information and to implement IPM or requirements is an individual advice on farm.
To encourage implementation of IPM or new requirements – nesecary to propose support, assistance, promotion means
Responsibilities Advising and control must be separated . Farmer is responsible for his (her) actions. Responsibilities Adviser Farmer C ontroler Responsible for quality of advice Responsible for farming actions Responsible for control of meeting requirements, ensures society’s rights to clean environment