The Directorate-General for Agriculture brings farming into the spotlight of education

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Half of the EU’s land is cultivated by farmers and offers food to Europeans but also shelter to wildlife.

For this reason, DG Agriculture has created a resource pack on farming for teachers coming from a wide range of disciplines.

The pack is a collection of ready-to-use teaching and learning resources which aims to raise awareness among Europeans aged 11-15 of the importance of food and farming for Europe.

Through a selection of diverse and complementary tools and activities, teachers can help students explore three relevant themes: food, the environment and the countryside.

It is not intended to provide tools for teaching EU policy per se to students, but to show how agriculture benefits all citizens.

Find more at the DG Agri website and at the EU Bookshop.