PROJECT

Sustainable Farming: Principles & Practices

Farming has been one of the ancient occupations across the globe and has substantially contributed to economic progress of nations. However due to improper farming practices have left the soil and water contaminated and are no longer sustainable in nature. This project aims to develop a course which will highlight and give an insight on the available technologies which can be used sustainably but due to lack of awareness people are not using the same. This course would be designed and focused to inform, and create awareness on recent advancement which will motivate the current generation of farmers and people alike to move towards an ecological sustainable approach. This will induce any youngsters to take up farming as not only a source of income, but also attain a better state of living. This would help to further update and upgrade the method of farming which will be sustainable to the environment.

Author

Vinodkumar Didwana

Mr. Vinodkumar Didwana working as Assistant Professor in the Department at VIVA College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Virar (W), Maharashtra, India. Educational qualification: M.Sc. in Botany, M.Sc. in Herbal Sciences from University of Mumbai and also has completed MBA in Operation Management, Currently registered for PhD. Work experience of 07 years of teaching Botany, Environmental Sciences and Bioanalytical sciences. Topic of interest is to work on Environmental Science and Medicinal botany. Apart from teaching, I like to learn new things which are related to technology.

Mentor

Rekha Chavhan

Dr Rekha Chavhan is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Education, SNDTWU, Mumbai. She obtained Ph.D in Education from SNDTWU, on “Development of an intervention Program on Brain Based Learning Strategy”. She teaches Blended Learning courses to M.Ed students using Moodle Platform and is interested in instructional design, online learning, connectivism, MOOCs, open education resources, and open textbooks and anything else that will lower costs and help broaden the access to education for students.

Mentor

Barbara Koroušić Seljak

Barbara Koroušić Seljak (PhD) is an Associate Professor at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Computer Systems Department. She has also been a Lecturer at the University of Nova Gorica, School of Engineering and Management, and at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Her main research areas are evolutionary optimization, food and nutrition data management, and knowledge discovery. She has a leading role in several national and EU-funded projects including QuaLiFY, PD-manager, SAAM, REFRESH, RICHFIELDS, and FNS-Cloud.