Extension & Consulting Services
EU Funded Projects

Strengthening farmers’ cultivation capacity for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAPs) through transfer of knowledge and best practices

The CulT project aims to strengthen farmers’ capacity to cultivate Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, through a series of training sessions, events and the distribution of a practical guide for MAPs, a main deliverable of this project.

Project partners

  • American Farm School Probio Dooel Skopje
  • Fondatsiya za Biologichno Zamedeliebioselena
  • J.P.Makedonski Sumi




Growing levels of Employability/Entrepreneurship in Agriculture for NEETs

The GLEAN project proposes the design, development and the implementation of an agricultural training program,directed at the NEETs and disadvantaged communities. The program is currently under way, and will be concluded in 31st August 2016.

Project partners

  • Centro Studi Analisi di Psicologia e Sociologia Applicate C.S.A.P.S.A.
  • MILITOS consulting S.A.
  • Diputation Provincial de Jaen
  • American Farm School
  • Cooperativa Sociale COpAPS

To learn more and download the deliverables of the project, please visit the project's website 



Becoming a “European Guardian of the Environment”. An Integrated Approach to Strategies for Prevention of Soil Pollution and Rehabilitation of Harmed Territories

A project to support local environmental strategies designed to manage and prevent environmental risks. This project places special emphasis on water and soil preservation.

Project partners

  • Region of Peloponnese, Greece, Thessalonica Agricultural and Industrial Institute, Greece, BIC of Attica, EC Business and Innovation Center of Attica, Greece
  • Federation of Industries, of Northern Greece (FING)
  • Agricultural University Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bulgaria
  • Szent Istvan University, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Environment and Landscape Management, Hungary
  • Potenza Chamber of Commerce, CCIA, Italy
  • Veneto Agricoltura, Regional Agency for Agriculture, Forestry and Agri-Food Sectors, Italy
  • IRECOOP, Regional Institute for Education and Co-operatives Studies, Italy
  • ARPAV, Regional Agency for Environmental Prevention and Protection of Veneto Region, Italy
  • INCDBA, National Institute of Research and Development for Food Bioresources, IBA, Romania
  • Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry of Slovenia, KGZS, Slovenia
  • Zadar County Development Agency, ZADRA, Croatia
  • University of Belgrade, FAB, Faculty of Agriculture, Serbia




Innovative entrepreneurial initiatives through transnational partnership; Bulgaria-Greece

The aim of this project is to implement practice–oriented training for entrepreneurs in the primary sector, while providing a platform for networking.  The program also aims to develop a professional curriculum on entrepreneurship and to promote the exchange of ideas and know-how.

Project partners

  • Entrepreneurship Academy CEED Bulgaria
  • American Farm School Post Secondary Educational and Training Association (best known as Perrotis College ) 



Local Employment Schemes   

The project is designed to empower and mobilize local actors to enhance employability in the agrofood sector, via specific analyses of local needs, consultancy services and hands-on training for participants. The program also provides networking opportunities and informational events on career development and prospects.

Project partners

  • Anatoliki, S.A.
  • Ameircan Farm School 
  • Municipalities of Thermi, Pylaias – Hortiati, Kalamaria, Thermaikou
  • Gnosi – Anaptixiaki NGO
  • KEK Idea
  • Technical Chamber of Greece / Section of Central Macedonia 

For more information and to download the deliverables of the project, please visit the project's website http://www.asprota.gr/



Agrotourism Certification    

The ACT program looks to increase competitiveness and cooperation in the field of agrotourism, especially via the professional development of entrepreneurs in the sector. Program participants received training in the skills required to start an agro-tourism enterprise, and were certified following successful completion of the program.

Project partners

  • American Farm School 
  • Balkan Alliance of Hotel Association
  • St Kliment Ohridski University - Bitola


  • E-learning material and platform
  • Participation in International Agrotourism Conference and Development of Networks




For Learning Innovation & developing a Sense of Entrepreneurship

Compilation of a book on experiential learning and the role of digital competence in education, written for educators, parents, and all stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of educational policy.

This publication was written within the framework of the European Council’s initiative on European cooperation and training (Europe 2020).



BalkanROAD is among the first projects approved for funding, under the 1st call of the Balkan Mediterranean Programme. This project was developed by the Benaki Phytopathological Institute in cooperation with the American Farm School's SPMO in April of 2016.


Program for Rural Entrepreneurship (PRE)

This project will create inventive online services, products, research and networks to facilitate people in rural areas to develop the skills, knowledge, confidence and capacity to create valuable business ventures, improve local service provision and the competitiveness of their regions. 


Recognition and validation of learning outcomes and qualifications in nature-based and rural tourism sector in the framework of the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET/ENS)

The goal of this project is the harmonization of the professional skills and learning outcomes in the area of ecotourism with the European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) and the European qualification framework (EQF). The project includes training and production of educational material.

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