Trip of SARUD partners

From February 26 to March 12, 2017 members of the SARUD project's Working Group "Sustainable Development of Agriculture and Rural Territories" (EU Erasmus +) from  S. Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University Yevgeniya Zadvorneva and Ulzhan Mukiyanova took part in international training with partner universities from Kazakhstan and Russia.

The 2nd study trip of SARUD partners was held at the universities of Hohenheim and Nürtingen, research stations, as well as in the Agency for Development of Agriculture and Rural Territories of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany). In the training internship partner universities from Kostanay, Kokshetau (Kazakhstan), Michurinsk, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Ulan-Ude (Russia) took part.The goal of the SARUD project itself is to develop a relevant master's program for rural development adapted to the conditions of Kazakhstan, which is relevant and attractive for students. The coordinator of the project is the University of Hohenheim.

The two-week internship was interesting and eventful. During the training the participants were acquainted with the master programs "Sustainable Agriculture and Food" (University of Nürtingen), "Bioeconomy" (University of Hohenheim); the experimental station of the University of Hohenheim; Institute of Technology in Nürtingen were visited by study trip participants. Expert meetings were held with professors of the University of Hohenheim on the topics "Biodiversity conservation", "Biological plant protection", "Agro-enterprise management", "Cooperation in agriculture", etc. Much attention was paid to support measures in agriculture sector. The didactic training which was provided by the Agency for the Development of Agriculture and Rural Territories of the Federal Land of Baden-Württemberg was very useful.

All participants of the internship noted a high organization under supervision of Anna Voitenko, the administrative coordinator of Hohenheim University. By the end of study trip, a plan of further actions for the implementation of the project was agreed.

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