Needs, challenges and opportunities in advanced digital skills acquisition in agriculture

Monday 29 January 2024

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Learn about The DIGITAG Project’s flexible and modular MOOC.

According to the article published by FAO in 2022, “Five ways science, technology and innovation help transform global agrifood systems” , digital technologies can make an important contribution to improving the sustainability of agrifood systems, which need to be transformed.

Indeed, agrifood systems around the world are being impacted by climate change, which in turn is responsible for the degradation of soil and the marine environment, a heavy reduction in arable land area and freshwater resources, and the spread of inappropriate agricultural practices. Technology and innovation can therefore offer new solutions to the problems facing agrifood systems, and by taking advantage of new technologies, people working in agribusiness and living in rural areas will have a better chance of producing quality food, in sufficient quantities and in a more sustainable way.

One of the biggest obstacles to the spread of new technologies in agriculture, though, is the lack of accessibility. Indeed, small producers, young farmers, and women working in agriculture suffer from uneven diffusion of automation and a lack of the right investments, which, by not taking into account the specific conditions of a given area, the state of connectivity, and the challenges related to knowledge and skills, are insufficient for the implementation of the most innovative tools.

The aspect of knowledge and skills was central to the development and implementation of the DIGITAD project activities, which sought to provide a response to the dissemination of basic and advanced digital skills related to Agricolutura 4.0, through the implementation of a flexible and modular MOOC that allows people working in the agribusiness sector and living in rural areas to adapt their learning paths in a more agile way.

To learn more, visit the project platform and sign up for the MOOC!

The course we have created includes six different topics, including global management, digital literacy, and advanced digital skills, as well as a self-assessment questionnaire that will let you know your skill level and figure out which of the modules developed is best suited to enhance your skills.

About DIGITAG

DIGITAG is funded by Erasmus+ KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training.

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