Project details

Sustainable Entrepreneurship based on Multifunctional Agriculture – SEMA

The SEMA project aims at providing high quality learning opportunities on multifunctional agriculture oriented entrepreneurial skills and capacities for European farmers, and increasing competencies of trainers and facilitators of organizations relevant for agricultural training at a regional and local level. Finally, the awareness of stakeholders about the importance of entrepreneurial skills for multifunctional agriculture will be raised, and their knowledge will enable stakeholders to mainstream project results into the respective national and European policies.

The SEMA training system approach is based on the innovative educational method at low cost and low entry thresholds. Therefore, the project will have beneficial impacts especially on young farmers and family farmers through increasing their entrepreneurial skills and applying these to successfully develop new business strategies and action plans for setting in value multifunctional agriculture.

The envisaged longer term benefits of the project are an increased competitiveness of farms which are at the same time contribute to the provision of public goods such as functional water and nutrient cycles or landscape attractiveness. Thus SEMA will contribute to an increased overall sustainability of agricultural activities and viability of rural areas on a regional level.

Project no.: 



Information and knowledge dissemination | Socio-economics of farm business |


European Commission, Erasmus+


2015 - 2017

Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein, Christoph Mathias