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Organic Farming

 General information

Course name:

Organic arming

Main Scientific Field:

621 - Agricultural and Animal Production

Degree:

Higher Technical Professional Course (CTeSP) (Level 5 of the European Qualifications)

Duration:

2 years / 4 semesters

Department:

Department of Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture (DEAS)

Course Director:

Daniela de Vasconcelos Teixeira (danielaesav.ipv.pt)

Regime:

Daytime

Nr. of ECTS:

120 ECTS

Relevant areas for the course:

Biology and Geology, Physical Chemistry and Mathematics

Entrance Testing:

Local application

Institution / course code:

3185 / T112

Other informations:

Higher Technical Professional Diploma

SIGQ Annual report
Course report 2017-2018
Course report 2018-2019

 

Objectives and skills

Program, organize, manage and execute, autonomously or in a team, the activities of a holding in Organic Production Mode (MPB) the techniques of production and transformation of organic products, including water and soil management, plant breeding practices, pest and plant disease control, animal health and welfare, and certification, quality control and farm food security in the field of MPB.

 

Main activities

  • Analyze projects and other technical specifications in order to identify the data needed for work guidance and delivery;
  • Program, organize and guide the execution of the operations and tasks inherent to the implementation of the exploitation annual plan in organic farming, ensuring the quality of products obtained and optimal levels of productivity and compliance with standards for protection of ecosystems and food and work safety;
  • Carry out the cultural operations necessary for crops installation and development, taking into account the species, soil and climate conditions, available resources, in organic production mode;
  • Ensure the adoption of appropriate direct and indirect measures for crop protection, irrigation management and fertilization according with the principles of organic farming and wwith the legislation in force;
  • Organize and guide the execution of operations and tasks inherent to livestock farming in organic farming, ensuring the quality of the products obtained, compliance with standards for protection of ecosystems and animal health;
  • Organize and guide the execution of the operations and tasks of conservation, transformation, storage and transport of organic products destined to commercialization, according to the legislation and references of applicable quality and the requirements of the market;
  • Conduct operational management and maintenance control, conservation and repair of agricultural machinery, tools and facilities;
  • Operate and regulate agricultural machinery and equipment according to the occupational safety standards and the protection of ecosystems;
  • Ensure the management and treatment of by-products of the holding, according to the current legislation and the sustainable management of resources;
  • Explore and apply information and communication technologies in the agricultural operations planning and execution and in information in collection and processing;
  • Systematize technical and economic information and prepare reports on agricultural activity;
  • Identify new markets, forms of commercialization, ways of valuing organic products and investment needs, preparing proposals for organization and management.

 

Study plan 

1st Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Plant Biology and Physiology

75

6

Physics and Chemistry

60

5

Statistics and Informatics

60

5

Fundamentals of Organic Agriculture

30

2

Soils

60

5

Climatology

30

2

Community Policies and Regulations

60

5

Botanics and Herbology

45

3

Agricultural Crops in Organic Production Mode I

60

5

Vegetable Nutrition

60

5

Means of Protection in Organic Farming I

60

5

Agricultural Machinery

45

4

Irrigation Techniques

45

4

Livestock in Organic Production Mode

60

4

 

 

 

2nd Year

Curriculum unit

Contact hours

ECTS

Agricultural Crops in Organic Production Mode II

75

6

Forestry Resources

60

5

Conservation and Safety of Biological Products

60

5

Dynamics in Rural Space

45

3

Biodiversity and Enhancement of Genetic Resources

60

5

Means of Protection in Organic Farming II

30

2

Extensive Crops and Pastures

45

4

Internship

-

30

 

Areas of education and training

Areas of education and training

ECTS

621 - Agricultural and animal production

84

421 - Biology and Biochemistry

9

442 - Chemistry

5

623 - Forestry and Hunting

5

541 - Food Industry

5

443 - Earth Sciences

7

482 - Informatics from the user's perspective

5

 

Access to bachelor degrees (1st Cycle)

Students with approval in all training components of the CTeSP, will be holders of a Diploma of Higher Professional Technician in Organic Farming, being able to apply directly, through a special contest, to the ESAV Degree course of Agronomic Engineering.

During the course of studies a broad set of curricular units carried out in the CTeSP will be credited on the Degree courses mentioned above.

 

Access and admission

Consult specific application form for the course.

 

Component in work context

The training component in the context of work aims to apply the guideline and knowledge acquired to the practical activities of their professional profile.

The training component in the work context (internship) lasts for one semester and is ensured through protocols that ESAV has established with the entities or companies of the Viseu region and in specific cases of the bordering regions.

 

Protocols

  • VISURZE - PAISAGISMO E MEIO AMBIENTE LDA
  • BIOTERRIS - AGRICULTURA, COMÉRCIO E SERVIÇOS, LDA
  • ECOSEIVA - AGRICULTURA BIOLÓGICA LDA
  • ERVITAL - PLANTAS AROMÁTICAS E MEDICINAIS LDA
  • BIOLAFÕES - AGRICULTURA BIOLÓGICA LDA
  • Vasco Pinto & Agostinho Sousa Produtos Hortículas e Plantas Aromáticas Lda
  • CENTROBERRY - FRUTAS DE PORTUGAL, LDA
  • VINES & WINES, Consultores de enologia , Lda.
  • DIRECÇÃO REGIONAL DE AGRICULTURA E PESCAS DO CENTRO
  • Julia Kemper Wines, S.A