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Summer school on drone-based remote sensing

April 6th, 2021 / 0 comments

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

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Future of Agriculture Forum

March 2nd, 2021 / 0 comments

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

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Smart digital farming at Van den Borne potatoes

March 1st, 2021 / 0 comments

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

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Why is SEED needed?

February 21st, 2021 / 0 comments

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?

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SEED Publishes Curriculum Framework

February 11th, 2021 / 0 comments

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

New adventures in agriculture and rural development for SEED Italian partners

January 16th, 2021 / 0 comments

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

Digital Farming Expert Qualification Published

December 16th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

State of nature in the EU report blames unsustainable farming

November 11th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

SEED Assessment standards 2020

September 6th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

PRIMA Observatory on Innovation feature

May 30th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

Digital platforms for precision agriculture

March 25th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

Qualification Profile Data

March 19th, 2020 / 0 comments

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..

SEED project in Italy

March 3rd, 2020 / 0 comments

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

New tools for digital farming advisors

February 26th, 2020 / 0 comments

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 peer review event

February 24th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

Presentation of SEED Project at EIP-AGRI seminar: New skills for digital farming

February 19th, 2020 / 0 comments

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

Making Flemish agriculture more resilient to drought

December 11th, 2019 / 0 comments

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.

An invitation to participate in our peer-review

November 25th, 2019 / 1 comment

Are you an educator interested in curriculum development? Are you involved in digital farming?  On the 24th and 25th of February 2020, the SEED project will land in Pamplona, Spain for the second International peer-review event. The object of the peer-review will be to review and evaluate the SEED curriculum that project partners are currently developing. We … Continue reading An invitation to participate in our peer-review

SEED presented to VET students

November 21st, 2019 / 0 comments

The students were informed by Susana Otazu and Sonia Mendoza, from the training department of AIN, of the opportunities for international mobility and internship in hosting companies from the countries of the project partners. The students were studying “Landscape and Rural Environment” (EQF 5) and “Forestry and Natural Environment Management” (EQF 5). The internships will … Continue reading SEED presented to VET students

SEED presented to Slovakian farmers

November 14th, 2019 / 0 comments

On Friday, October 11, 2019 in Liptovske Revuce experts from the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra took part in the conference “Rural Woman – Leader 2019”. The conference was organized by Rural Parliament in Slovakia. The Rural Parliament in Slovakia was established in 2000 as an informal platform for rural initiatives. Its mission is … Continue reading SEED presented to Slovakian farmers

Use of drones in precision agriculture

November 7th, 2019 / 2 comments

What role do drones play in the precision agriculture of the future? The first applications indicate it is important that drone pilots, IT workers and agronomists are working together. (source image: VILT). In Flanders, the EUKA, the Flemish drone cluster provides an overview of the main sectors where drones are being used, such as construction, … Continue reading Use of drones in precision agriculture

Navarra developments

October 31st, 2019 / 0 comments

Following the SEED kickoff meeting AIN held a meeting with the Director of the Vocational Training Service at the Education department of the Government of Navarra, Esther Monterrubio and the person responsible for the Internationalisation of VET Jaime Valdeolmillos. Discussions focused on the active involvement of the Ministry as an associated partner to the project … Continue reading Navarra developments

Expert in Digital Farming Qualifications Design – Now Available

October 25th, 2019 / 0 comments

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)

Boosting Digital farming in Slovakia

October 24th, 2019 / 0 comments

Round Table at Slovak University of Agriculture On January 31, 2019 SUA welcomed several representatives of vocational schools and training centres from the Nitra region of Slovakia. Experts from SUA introduced the SEED project, its main idea and objectives. During the discussion the use of drones and mobile robots for agricultural purposes was presented. By … Continue reading Boosting Digital farming in Slovakia

SEED news from EGInA

October 12th, 2019 / 0 comments

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

Research on VET courses related to digital farming published

September 13th, 2019 / 0 comments

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

First expert review meeting in Nitra, Slovakia

May 27th, 2019 / 0 comments

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

SEED Project kickoff meeting

December 12th, 2018 / 0 comments

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