The organisation of our Erasmus Days is part of promoting cooperation under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership (KA202) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. An event was organized to celebrate Erasmus Day under the Shepherd Bridge Project supporting the cooperation.
The event was organized by Burdur Directorate of Provincial Agriculture and Forestry. The the event was arranged to disseminate the project and raise awareness on importance of shepherding, to promote welfare of general management practices of goat-sheep in small and large holdings through the ‘Shepherd Bridge’ Project in Kağılcık village near Bahçeözü, Burdur. Deputy Governor Mehmet YILDIZ , Ak Party Deputy Bayram ÖZÇELİK, District Governor Mesut Coşkun, Vice Rector Professor Hüseyin DALGAR, Agricultural Infrastructure and Land Evaluation Branch Manager Mehmet TUĞRUL from Burdur Directorate of Provincial agriculture and forestry and shepherds joined the event.
“ We wish to be one of the leading countries in sheep and goat production thanks to government support and encouragement, instructions by our President so far and prospective support in the future. This project is funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union which chooseto fund just 35 of them among 235 projects. It has been funded 187501 € under strategic partnerships for vocational education and training. It aims to achieve raise awareness on general management practices for sheep and goat in small and large holdings, to promote welfare of shepherds, to raise awareness in animal production businesses under animal welfare legislation, standarts and enforcements, to develop better strategies for animal production businesses.” Ak Party Deputy Bayram ÖZÇELİK stated.
Agricultural Infrastructure and Land Evaluation Branch Manager Mehmet TUĞRUL from Burdur Directorate of Provincial agriculture and forestry also said some handbooks for shepherd training are going to be published and some trainings to spread the shepherding culture is going to be organized. He appreciated the tremendous effort and thanked everyone in the project. Having finished the programme , Kepenek, a Turkish traditional shepherd’s outer garment was worn by the protocol members. He was given ‘Chief Shepherd’ certificate.