Sustainable Agripreneurship COmpetence for Rural developmeNt

Our current food system account for nearly one-third of global GHG emissions, consuming large amounts of natural resources, resulting in biodiversity loss, negative health impacts and not allowing a fair economic return to primary producers.

The aim of the ACORN – Sustainable agripreneurship competences for rural development – project is to support small farmers and individuals running small/microbusiness in the field of agriculture developing core sustainable, business and innovation competences so they can become sustainability agripreneurs who act towards achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and a fair, healthy and environmental-friendly food system.

Target Audience
  • Small farmers and rural entrepreneurs
  • Microbusinesses in the field of agriculture
  • Start-ups and adult training centres in rural and remote areas
  • Design of a learning platform offering flexible and experiential learning path to boost sustainable agripreneurship competences focused on five key areas: 1) sustainable business model; 2) marketing; 3) networking; 4) external relation building and client feedback; 5) sustainable innovation
  • Development of a set of educational resources aligned with the three sustainability dimensions – social, ecological and economic
  • Implementation of local training workshops addressed at small hold farmers and individuals in the agricultural sector
  • Mindshift Talent Advisory – Portugal
  • COPPET Maryse – France (coordinator)
  • Coneqt – Denmark
  • Spolek PELICAN – Czech Republic

01.11.2021 – 31.07.2024


ERASMUS+, Strategic partnership for development of innovation