IGARSS 2021 Brussels (in cooperation with Ghent University) will organise a three-day summer school from 6 to 8 July 2021, prior to the IGARSS 2021 conference. The summer school will be fully dedicated to drone based remote sensing and is conceived as a highly practical training event where teaching, demos, hands-on exercises and even a … Continue reading Summer school on drone-based remote sensing
The European Commission announced the 2021 Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) will take place in March, incorporating their annual conference on March 23rd in a virtual studio-based format. The event will focus on ‘food system renewal’ recognising that the world must urgently deal with the implications of the Covid-19 crisis but also with … Continue reading Future of Agriculture Forum
Using huge amounts of data collected by all kinds of different sensors, Van den Borne potato farm manages to use the land more efficiently than most other potato farms. They know exactly which areas of soil need more nutrients, where pests are eating leaves, or which plants aren’t getting enough sunlight – and they are … Continue reading Smart digital farming at Van den Borne potatoes
The SEED Project addresses training and qualifications to counteract inefficient and ineffective farming practises. It provides a new and innovative approach to vocational training in agriculture and agribusiness areas. The earth lost one-third of all arable land in the last 40 years, a 2016 study reported. Poor agricultural practices are eroding soil at a rate … Continue reading Why is SEED needed?
The SEED Project has published the final version of its Curriculum for vocational training for Digital Farming. Following extensive peer review and critical analysis, the content of the curricular units comprising a Joint Qualification in Digital Farming has been completed. They were validated with national focus-groups and at a series of international peer-review events. The … Continue reading SEED Publishes Curriculum Framework
While the SEED project is entering its last implementation phase, the Italian members of our consortium are kicking off several innovative European projects that have just been approved within the framework of the last Erasmus+ calls and they are all focusing on smart agriculture and rural development. The projects operate at different levels to involve … Continue reading New adventures in agriculture and rural development for SEED Italian partners
The SEED Project has published its latest report on the Digital Farming Expert qualification. Three elements are addressed – AGRI – DIGI – INNO Agribusiness, which is assumed to be based on economic knowledge and skills, the logic and organization of production, logistics and selling processes; and integration in the value chain; Digital, which is … Continue reading Digital Farming Expert Qualification Published
Unsustainable farming has been named by the European Environment Agency in its latest report as one of the top pressures to blame for a drastic decline in Europe’s biodiversity, threatening the survival of thousands of animal species and habitats. They say that EU nature directives and other environmental laws are not being implemented by Member … Continue reading State of nature in the EU report blames unsustainable farming
After the forced postponement of the SEED transnational mobilities due to the Covid19 pandemic, the partners of the project have started again to organize the traineeships abroad. For a proper implementation, partners are working on the Assessment Standards, one of the key deliverables of the project. The document will serve as reference point during the … Continue reading SEED Assessment standards 2020
SEED, the Smart Entrepreneurial Education and training in Digital Farming that develops skills in agriculture by introducing a digital transformation in the profession has been identified by the PRIMA Observatory on Innovation as an example of best practice. The Observatory was developed within the PRIMA Programme of the European Commission. The Prima Observatory seeks to … Continue reading PRIMA Observatory on Innovation feature
In Italy the platform Agricolus (www.agricolus.com) has been created as a Cloud platform to support and optimize the work of farmers and agricultural operators. It is available in Italian and English. A free login is available for testing. Watch the video about it on https://vimeo.com/271083251 In Flanders similar products have been developed. One of them … Continue reading Digital platforms for precision agriculture
We have consolidated a detailed list of over 200 courses relating to farming. You can use our online tool to filter through the courses here You can also download these as a PDF here..
The participation of the external stakeholders to the SEED project in Italy is now entering a crucial phase. Experts in digital agriculture, academics and companies have taken part in two focus groups organized on the 6th and 14th of February 2020. They have given a relevant contribution to the review of the curriculum and the … Continue reading SEED project in Italy
SEED partners and visiting external experts visited the Transfer of Innovation Centre INTIA (http://intisa.es) as part of the meeting held in Pamplona Spain on February 25 2020. During the meeting, the Agroasesor agri-business advisory tool ( https://agroasesor.es/en/) was described and discussed. The tool allows the generation of data for decision making on different land parcels … Continue reading New tools for digital farming advisors
SEED project partners and experts from across Europe meet this week in Pamplona, Spain to validate the SEED vocational training curriculum created for ‘Smart Entrepreneurial Education and training in Digital farming’. The purpose of the meeting is to validate the curriculum content, training methodology and assessment methods. As a European project it is important to … Continue reading SEED project peer review event
Last week, the Association of Navarra’s Industry (AIN) present the SEED Project results in the Seminar “New skills for digital farming”. This seminar organized by the European Commission and the EIP-AGRI Service Point took place on the 5th and 6th February in Aranjuez. The purpose of the seminar was to identify tools and approaches that … Continue reading Presentation of SEED Project at EIP-AGRI seminar: New skills for digital farming
For two summers in a row, Flanders had to deal with a very long dry season. The total shortage of precipitation is estimated as the equivalent of almost 1000 liters.
Expert in Digital Farming Qualifications Design is now available to download. It provides the qualifications structure and recommended units of study to be an expert in digital farming. Download Here (PDF)
Last Friday September the 27th, Altheo Valentini on behalf of EGInA and the SEED partnership participated in the conference “Il digitale per l’Agrifood in Umbria” (Digital technologies in the Agrifood industry in the Umbria Region). The conference was held in Perugia and it aimed at the construction of a dialogue involving all stakeholders of the … Continue reading SEED news from EGInA
SEED project partners have undertaken a national review of existing qualifications and VET courses relevant to digital farming domains in the four partner countries, Slovakia, Italy, Spain and Belgium. This has been completed in order to examine gaps and needs. This data has been analysed and is now visualised in the form of a set … Continue reading Research on VET courses related to digital farming published
The SEED project seeks to develop and validate a joint vocational qualification on digital farming. The partners presented their initial research results examining the existing situation in different countries, trends in the field and the importance of training actions. A peer review exercise followed with leading experts from Belgium, Slovakia, Italy and Spain exploring fields … Continue reading First expert review meeting in Nitra, Slovakia
All the SEED Project partners gathered at Umbraflor in the Umbria Region on 28-30 October 2018 to kickoff the new Key Action 3 VET (vocational education) Forward Looking project funded by the European Commission. The project partners dealt with many different aspects of the project, especally considering the issues concerning the digital transformation of the … Continue reading SEED Project kickoff meeting