Project info

  • Digital Education on the Farm to Fork strategy

    Digital Education on the Farm to Fork strategy

  • KA220-VET-BF6C7911

  • 01/11/2021 - 01/11/2023

Project info

  • erasmusplus

  • Action Ka220

  • Call 2021

Project Description:

Even though European countries are showing positive motion towards the implementation of digital learning solutions, the Covid-19 pandemic is limiting and disturbing the ways VET professionals and educators reach out to share their knowledge and implement training activities, especially in the agri-food sector. Traditional educational techniques, in the form of work-based learning and training, have dominated this sector for many years, however, the growing demand across Europe for digital education is reshaping this structure. Therefore, the creation of digital education and training materials for sustainable agriculture regarding the Farm to Fork strategy would not just fill the gaps for digital learning but also would accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems and production practices in Europe. While the world is focused on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, the need to implement the Farm to Fork strategy is greater than ever. The citizens and operators across the food value chains require transition because the present food systems cannot combat the environmental, social, health, and food security issues that occur in Europe and elsewhere. The current pandemic and global environmental crisis underlined that human well-being depends on biodiversity conservation; therefore, it is important to reach out for innovative solutions to ensure the resilience of both structures. Given these points, by up- and reskilling VET professionals and educators in the agri-food sector and by creating innovative digital educational tools, the project DG FARMER would allow the transition of sustainable food systems to accelerate while bringing economic opportunities, ensuring food security, and sustaining farmers’ livelihoods in Europe. The proposed project promotes the incorporation of digital education in the agri-food sector as well as the adaption of the Farm to fork policy by the professionals working in the field in order to increase the necessary skills and expertise to address the modern challenges. The project has been designed based on the partners’ experience and understanding of the needs and opportunities of professionals working in the agri-food sector mentioned above, for their better professional development in line with the EU policy – the Farm to Fork strategy.

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