Partners of Implement.
The project is coordinated by the Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey, and partners are: Agricoltura è Vita Associazione and ENAMA, Italy, ASAJA Granada, Spain and Ankara University and Çukurova University, Turkey.
Ondokuz Mayıs University
Ondokuz Mayis University is a state university founded in 1975. The university consists of 15 Faculties, 1 Conservatoire, 3 Schools, 11 Vocational Schools and 5 Graduate School with over 40000 students and 2000 academic staff. Ondokuz Mayis University is one of the leading universities in Turkey with approximately 1200 students from 62 countries. The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the first education-teaching faculties of Ondokuz Mayis University. There are 9 departments within the Faculty of Agriculture along with the Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technology Engineering.
Agricoltura è Vita Associazione
Agricoltura è Vita Associazione, promoted by the Italia Confederation of Farmers (Cia), is a Vocational Training Centre. The Association, with its headquarters in Rome, is present all over the Italian national territory by means of associate structures and operates in the field of the training, popularization and research in the agricultural world. Main statutory scopes of the Association are to promote and stimulate the social-cultural and civic development and training, at any level, of all the citizens, and more specifically farmers, in many economic and social sectors (agriculture, food industry, administrative and advanced services). The Association, for carrying out its own social objectives: i) works out and contributes to elaborate studies and researches of general and specific scientific content, in collaboration with various institutions (Universities, Public and local agencies, regional, national and European Institutions); ii) promotes, organizes and coordinates training and public activities of its correspondent regional centres and other organisms, agencies and associations constituted under various forms from farmers and producers, joining local, regional and national activities promoted by AèV; iii) plans and carries out courses and workshops and promotes and coordinates the institution all kind of initiatives aimed at obtaining the statutory purposes.
Çukurova University is founded in in 1973. Çukurova University established on a 20 thousand hectares land on the east coast of the Seyhan Dam Reservoir Lake located in Balcalı Campus area at a distance of 10 km to the city center. Starting off with two faculties, today the university consists of 16 Faculties, 5 Academies, 13 Vocational Academies, 1 State Conservatory, 3 Institutes and 25 Research and Application Centers. A total of 1900 Academic Personnel are employed at the CU for the education and training of a total of 44000 students, consisting of 38000 undergraduate and associate degree students and more than 4100 graduate and PhD students. The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the oldest faculties of CU. There are 11 departments within the Faculty of Agriculture along with the Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technology Engineering.
As the oldest university of the Turkish Republic, Ankara University is founded in 1946. Ankara University provides education through 17 faculties, 1 vocational schools, 10 colleges and 1 conservatory and 13 graduate schools. Totally 1842 academic member employed at the University. The total number of auxiliary academic staff is 1639, which consists of 139 instructors, 166 specialists, 259 lecturers and 1075 research assistants. Ankara University also employs 5527 administrative staff. The Faculty of Agriculture is one of the oldest faculties of Ankara and amonst Turkish University as well. There are 11 departments within the Faculty of Agriculture along with the Department of Agricultural Machinery and Technology Engineering.
ASAJA was founded on 14 July 1989 as the outcome of a merger between CNAQ, CNJA and UFADE, thus creating the largest professional agricultural organization in Spain, ASAJA ASAJA has more than 250,000 farmers active in agriculture including self-employed, paid employees and farmers' families. ASAJA was set up to represent, manage, defend and promote the interests of the farming profession in general and also those of theirs member organizations that are legal entities and respect democratic principles. Its objective is to defend family farms and agricultural enterprises no matter what type of private initiative the come under, and to develop them as an economically viable activity. At the same time it strives to improve access conditions for young farmers coming into the profession, improve their skills and level of vocational training, and in general hone the competitiveness of Spain’s agricultural sector both at national and international level. ASAJA has one national registered office, 15 regional centers, 40 provincial offices, 810 local offices and one permanent representation office in Brussels. As an organization with a general purpose, ASAJA is active throughout the whole of the country and covers all branches of agricultural activities, including agricultural techniques, livestock breeding, forestry activities, managing the environment and even the new complementary activities in rural areas, such as agritourist. ASAJA therefore collaborates closely with a range of sector-based organizations.
ENAMA is recognised in accordance with the provisions of Italian Presidential Decree 361/2000 as a body established to offer the agromechanical industry in Italy effective support in order to improve competitiveness, enhance technology and raise awareness of the performance and safety features of the machinery amongst those operating in the industry. To guarantee impartiality and implement a policy of agreement through consultation in the farming industry, the following bodies all form part of ENAMA: the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Italian Regional Authorities, Assocap, Cia, Coldiretti, Confagricoltura, Unacma, Unacoma and Unima. The operational structure is constituted by CRA-ING, the Council for Research and Development in Agriculture and the Institute for Experimental Research into Agricultural Mechanisation. ENAMA's personnel has the necessary expertise to tackle all of the various problems faced by the industry day in, day out, such as the complex regulations on performance, safety, environmental protection (UNI, EN, ISO, OCSE, etc.) and road traffic regulations for agricultural machinery, certification, new technologies and alternative fuels. Specialised centres within the operational facilities offer the opportunity to conduct internationally recognised tests and checks of all types on everything from tractors to farm implements and components, and can even provide details of other important facilities overseas that are associated with ENTAM.