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AgriSmart (2020)

Projek title:

AgriSmart - Sustainability and digital skills for the agricultural sector

Project coordinator:

Universita degli Studi di Milano

Project duration:

10-01-2020 - 03-31-2023

Project number:

2020-1-IT01_KA202-008399

Project website:

https://agri-smart.eu

Background

The agricultural sector directly employs around 9.7 million people across the EU (as of 2016).

It is closely intertwined with the question of climate change: For example, changing amounts of rainfall affect crop production and harvest volumes, but agricultural production itself in turn fuels climate change (e.g. through CO2-intensive production methods).

That is why the EU has made the promotion of sustainable agriculture a central point in its Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), with "smart farming" being one of the key elements.

In order to implement the latter in agriculture, the relevant actors (who mostly rely on empirical values) must be convinced of the new production methods and also trained in their application.

Project

The aim of the project is:

  • The adaptation of the vocational training and work-based learning (WBL) offer to existing and emerging professional needs in agriculture
  • The strengthening of climate-sensitive and digital skills of farmers
The role of DEULA-Nienburg

The core competence of DEULA-Nienburg is the training and further education of specialists in the agricultural sector.

Due to the constant exchange with all actors in the agricultural sector, she is also well informed about new developments in agricultural machinery construction as well as new insights into production methods.

In her day-to-day training and further education she uses self-developed e-learning tools to train (future) agricultural specialists in and on new methods and techniques.

In this way, she can contribute the specialist knowledge of her employees to the project in many ways.

Output
  • Designing a curriculum for climate-friendly production methods that addresses the current and future professional requirements of the agricultural sector, as well as its digital practical implementation
  • Introduction of innovative training methods and Open Educational Resources (OERs) tailored to the specifics of the agricultural sector to support the VET and WBL offer and thus strengthen the climate-friendly and digital skills of workers in the agricultural sector
  • Improvement of the cooperation between public and private actors with regard to the integration of the project results into existing vocational training offers and into EU and national training guidelines