DS-Farm project

The complexity of the agricultural system requires consideration of various factors such as energy, soil quality, water resources, agro-biodiversity, and socio-economic impact. Sustainable agriculture involves the gradual adoption of models that produce healthy food while accessing global markets, balancing the natural environment, using digital technologies, and withstanding the impact of climate change. Precision agriculture combines digital techniques to optimize agricultural production processes, reduce costs, and environmental impact while delivering better quality food. The SADS project aims to train experts, professionals, and farmers in precision agriculture to implement sustainable agriculture. This will involve the use of innovative technologies such as sensor technologies, the internet of objects, satellites, geo-location technologies, and information management systems. Precision agriculture methodologies will determine sustainable productivity gains, influencing work practices and living conditions.

The project objectives are:

  1. Promoting a training approach that passes from learning contents and theory to competences and effective knowledge, helping to transform these skills in innovation
  2. Create new experts that will be more active in promoting a smart and sustainable agriculture
  3. To bring the learning experience closer to the reality by designing, testing/validating a “training path” based on transversal, formal and non-formal skills
  4. To develop activities stimulating critical thinking and self-confidence of experts, contributing to the creation of a digital, sustainable and knowledge-based agriculture
  5. To develop and spread a holistic approach on how to manage sustainability in agriculture combining new smart, digital technologies and modern ITC tools; a participatory planning of the training courses; the ongoing involvement of relevant stakeholders (educational and business representatives
  6. To improve the quality of training in this sector by providing participants with accessible and flexible learning opportunities through Open Educational Resources and through an accessible and “friendly user” Digital Platform
  7. Tackling the rapid evolution of digitalization in agriculture, by upgrading specific knowledge/skills for expert

The expected results are:

  • Creation of a new technical professional profile, capable to answer to the farmers’ demands and real needs
  • Create, test and validate a complete training program that can be used by several VET providers, universities, labs, technical centres, agricultural business as a new and innovative teaching and learning strategic instrument
  • To improve knowledge of new ITC tools and technologies to be used in agriculture in order to achieve new digital, smart and sustainable processes in agriculture

Our partners:

  • Trendlog
  • CPIP
  • I&F
  • CRS
  • UNWE

For further information, please visit: https://ds-farm.com/


Posted on

3rd April 2023