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.