The following collections are currently available through the Organic.Edunet Web portal:
Agricultural University of Athens
This collection includes Organic Agriculture & Agroecology resources contributed by the Agricultural University of Athens (AUA). The topics covered by this collection include organic livestock, organic vegetable crops, phytopathology, marketing of organic products, OA and AE content from Bio@gro. It also indexes other relevant resources in Greek.
AGROASIS is a cooperation between individual scientists and teachers from the agricultural universities in the Nordic countries, such as the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden), the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway) and the University of Helsinki, (Finland). The aim of this network is to unite the resources and knowledge of the different universities and thereby creating an education in agroecology that can compete with the very best in the world. This collection includes resources contributed by AGROASIS members. The collection consists of about 100 resources including agroecology learning objects and agroecology students’ master theses.
European Network of Organic Agriculture Teachers (ENOAT)
ENOAT is a network of university teachers with the goals to coordinate courses on organic production, processing and marketing, and to facilitate the exchange of students and teachers. This collection includes about 1.500 resources on organic livestock, organic vegetable crops as well as other relevant that have been contributed by members of ENOAT.
This collection includes resources collected and /or developed throughout the implementation of the Bio@gro EU project and includes resources on field crops production, animal production and horticulture production in the context of organic agriculture. This collection consists of about 300 resources.
This collection includes resources developed by the ECOLOGICA “Online learning in organic farming” European project, which are contributed by members of the ECOLOGICA Association. It contains about 1300 learning resources on organic animal and plant production as well as various topics of organic agriculture.
The Intute collection includes resources indexed in the “Intute - Health and Life Sciences” online database, related to Agriculture, Food and Forestry (formerly known as AgriFor). The collection consists of about 5.200 digital resources which will not be updated, as Intute was closed in July 2011.
Estonian collection of educational resources
This collection includes about 400 resources on Organic Agriculture & Agroecology provided by the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS), which aim mostly at higher education & Miksike Learning Folders (LeFo), which are targeted at school level. The LeFo collection will be enriched with new material related to agriculture during the ongoing Organic.Lingua EU project.
Austrian collection of resources
This collection includes more than 1.000 resources on Organic Agriculture & Agroecology from the Bundesministerium fur Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft (BMLFUW) and the Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BM:UKK).
Spanish Repository of Organic Agriculture
It includes resources on Organic Agriculture & Agroecology from Spanish stakeholders Sociedad Española de Agricultura Ecológica (SEAE) and Centro de Investigación y Formación de Agricultura Ecológica y Desarrollo Rural de Granada ([Http://www.cifaed.es CIFAED]). The collection consists of about 100 resources covering a wide variety of OA topics.
FAO Capacity Building Portal
This collection provides access to material available through the Capacity Building Portal (currently Development Building Portal) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It contains a number of learning resources and learning services that aim to support the rural communities all over the world.
FAO Corporate Document Repository
This collection provides access to FAO documents and publications coming from the Corporate Document Repository (CDR), as well as selected non-FAO publications, in electronic format.
Greek Rural Schools
This collection consists of resources contributed by Greek primary school teachers, who were members of the Greek Rural Schools user community of the Rural Wings EU project. Resources are almost 100 and cover a number of environmental topics.
The Organic Eprints resources cover a wide on organic agriculture and are harvested from the Organic Eprints archive. There are currently more than 700 resources, mostly papers and reports focusing in research topics.
There are about 50 resources on organic agriculture selected from the Soil Association collection. These resources are mostly guides and informational videos as well as educational material for younger audiences.
Organic Agriculture Information Access
More than 150 publications related to OA from the digital collection of Organic Agriculture Information Access (OAIA). This collection provided by the Alternative Farming Systems Information Center (AFSIC) of the National Agricultural Library of the US.
Collections in progress
A number of new collections are in the process of joining the Organic.Edunet Network within the next months. These collections come from various sources, such as EU Projects, Web 2.0 sites and related initiatives.
The Digital Green collection consists of digital videos discussing agricultural issues directly with farmers. The videos are in Hindi and are suitable for vocational education and training.
INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, activated in the fields of agriculture, food and environment is in the process of making a collection related to organic agriculture available through the Organic.Edunet Web portal, an action initiated and supported by the Organic.Lingua EU project. These resources will be a subset of the ProdINRA, an open archive of INRA which contains more than 130,000 references to INRA's scientific work and more than 8,000 open access documents, which cover topics on sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, water and climate change.
The Turkish Agricultural Learning Objects Repository (TrAgLOR) is a multilingual repository containing learning objects with metadata descriptions based on the IEEE LOM standard. It has been developed as a testbed to enable the storage, search and retrieval of learning objects and/or their metadata, related to agriculture, veterinary, food and environmental science for learners and educators in Turkey. So far, by February 2012, TrAgLOR provides access to almost 1,000 metadata records, mostly in three languages (Turkish, English and German) and 900 learning objects, mostly available in the form of pictures and presentations. The metadata of the resources currently available in TrAgLOR will also be made available through the Organic.Edunet Web portal, an action initiated and supported by the Organic.Lingua EU project.
A number of resources, mostly in Greek, have been provided by the Greek branch of WWF. The resources include informational material for raising the awareness of people in environmental issues and include newsletters, brochures, guides, reports etc.
CerOrganic Training Curriculum
This collection includes the training curriculum developed by the CerOrganic EU project. The curriculum is aimed at organic agriculture advisors and trainers, as well as extension officers and educators, who are involved in the training of organic farmers. The content available through the CerOrganic curriculum consists of 25 training units organized in 5 modules. This curriculum is stored in the CerOrganic instance of the MOLE Course Management Platform, which was used by the project in order to organize the material and deliver courses online, where possible.
Organic.Balkanet Training Curriculum
This collection includes the training curriculum developed by the Organic.Balkanet EU project. The curriculum is aimed at organic agriculture advisors and trainers, as well as extension officers and educators, who are involved in the training of organic farmers. In total, the content available in the Organic.Balkanet curriculum consists of 26 training units organized in 8 modules, while each unit may include additional supporting material in digital format. The majority of the courses follow the blended learning form, including not only presentations but interactive activities as well, in order to enhance the participation of the trainees.It is organized in modules, where each module consists of a number of units. This curriculum is stored in the Organic.Balkanet instance of the MOLE Course Management Platform, which was used by the project in order to organize the material and deliver courses online, where possible.
Videos from YouTube
This collection includes carefully selected videos related to organic agriculture and green topics that are currently available through YouTube.
This includes carefully selected presentations related to organic agriculture and green topics that are currently available through Slideshare.