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The survey started in Hungary and in Macedonia. Within the framework of the Agriteach 4.0 project a survey will be carried out among farmers in Hungary and Macedonia.

The questionnaire is intended to assess: (i) the current demand for e-agricultural graduates in small and medium-sized enterprises in the target countries; and (ii) what are your expectations and needs of agricultural teachers in the area of e-agriculture.
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The kick off meeting of the project was in Gödöllő, Hungary, 11th and 12th September 2017. All partners participated in the meeting. In addition to the general overview of the project, detailed planning of the first and second intellectual products has also been made. 

The Smart Farming Platform is a free platform providing a number of tools for disseminating and making easier the use of Smart Farming technologies.
The Platform is open to farmers, advisory services, agriculture consultants, and farming equipment providers, setting up an open community where these groups can interact.

Novi Sad, Serbia, 13/11/2017 - 15/11/2017. Regional forum on e-agriculture for Central and South-East Europe “Precise and integrated response for sustainable farming and inclusive food systems.“  Organized by FAO and Green Growth Platform

The objectives of the regional forum are to (i) bring together agricultural producers and processors, public research and academia, extension agents, IT solution developers and policy makers to facilitate their collaboration and co-creation of knowledge. Furthermore, (ii) the forum will raise awareness on a FAO-ITU (International Telecommunication Union) approach on formulation of a national e-agriculture strategy, which can contribute to achieving national agricultural goals that include development of sustainable food systems, climate change mitigation and adaptation and improving the livelihoods of rural communities, including smallholders and family farmers, men and women. 

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And what is the vision of Europe’s farm machinery industry for Digital Farming?

See CEMA's Guide to Digital Farming.

Recent innovations and implementation of modern technologies in Agriculture.
September 10-12, 2018 Zurich, Switzerland

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Project objectives

1. A focused needs-analysis and comparative study

 A focused needs-analysis, and comparative study to identify the training needs by involving VET teachers and representatives of the beneficiaries - the agricultural companies.

2. Developing a standard competency framework

Developing a standard competency framework for agricultural workers and agricultural ICT practitioners aligned with EU standards such as the EQF and the e-Competence Framework.

3. Curriculum Design based on the CAPDM methodology

In this activity the experienced educational developments partners (CAPDM and ITS) will collaborate to produce a detailed description of the ICT competences exhibited through tasks involving workers in the agricultural companies.

4. Developing learning content for THREE MODULES
Developing learning content for THREE MODULES:
  • M1 Reinventing agricultural education
  • M2 European Strategies and initiatives of e-Agriculture
  • M3 Digital systems within Agriculture 4.0
5. Development of an online collaboration platform
 Development of an online collaboration platform and the implementation of the components for “Teachers for Farming 4.0” In this working phase the project will implement an e-learning system, based on the open source Moodle (Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment) software.
6. Piloting the “Teacher for Farming 4.0” course
Aim: To test, collect feedback and effect improvements based on the evaluation of the course by external participants.
7. Refining the syllabus and the course components

Refining the syllabus and the course components according to feedback from the participants.

8. Planning for valorization and sustainability

The aim of this Outcome is to ensure sustainability of the project in every partner country, not just the two target countries. In the first activity the project will produce a digital textbook for all agricultural teachers, and based on the content developed during the project.

Project Description

PROJECT TITLE
Connecting VET Teachers to Agriculture 4.0
 
AIM OF THE PROJECT
Guide agricultural VET teachers in the renewing of their teaching methods by providing them a freely available online course “Teachers for Farming 4.0” based on a networked learning pedagogical model. The project will integrate the networked learning methodology of a successful Leonardo project (Tenegen) with the pedagogical innovations of learner-centred methods such as the Creative Classroom (CC) and the Flipped Classroom (FC) model. The learning environment and teaching model applied by this LdV project is aligned with the pedagogical innovations of the ET 2020 framework, focusing for the development of 21st century skills, creativity, and the digital entrepreneurship of students.
 
PROJECT START DATE
01-09-2017
PROJECT TOTAL DURATION
24 months
COORDINATOR ORGANIZATION
Galamb József  Agricultural Vocational School, Hungary

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