European Commission: “Agroecology can enhance ecological and socio-economic resilience of agricultural and food systems”

“Agroecology ensures a regenerative use of natural resources and ecosystem services and addresses the need for socially equitable food systems”. Here you are an interesting information about agroecology published by european commission.

https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/global-food-nutrition-security/topic/agroecology_en

Video: Application of remote imaging in agriculture

How remote imaging technology and interpretation of data can help farmers to manage crops and inputs and survey plant health. Here you can see one of the videos of Agrosilver Value about agroecology.

https://videoplatform.agrosilver.eu/videos/85

Second Transnational Project Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

The second of the September meetings was a meeting of the VIDEOTEACH project consortium. This time the partners met in the capital of the Republic of Cyprus – Nicosia.

The main point of this meeting was the finalization of the first project result, which is the creation of a competence profile for future video teachers, based on EU qualification structures and quality principles. This project deliverable is now coming to the final stage and we will be pleased to present it to you soon.

We have also used the meeting to not only plan, but actually schedule the topics and tasks related to the second and third deliverables of this project, which are the development of a methodology to create an analysis of teachers’ video skills, competence recognition, and training needs identification and a follow-up online video course.

INQUIRER.NET: “Agroecology helps farmers cushion climate impact

Here you are another interesting article about agroecology and the climate change. You can read on this link from iquirer.net:

Genetic Literacy Project: ‘Agroecology has better marks for biodiversity and soil health’ – UN panel urges communities to consider adoption

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Here you can read and interesting article about agroecology:

“Some might say agroecology is catching on in the world, and it is true that the momentum is undeniable,” says Pierre Ferrand, [of the UN FAO]. “But why is something so compelling also so contentious?”

You can read it on this link

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masTERs course on smArt Agriculture TECHnologies

The ERASMUS+ TERRATECH project (www.terratechmsc.eu) will develop an advanced interactive certified MSc course related to Agricultural IoT applications to provide the necessary skills & knowledge to work in the emerging Smart/Precision Agriculture industry. The innovative curriculum will encompass interactive teaching methods & partnerships with expert academic & agriculture organisations over 8 months, with 2 mobility periods plus 1 month on-the-job training.

The project consortium includes six higher education institutions (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, International Hellenic University, University of Debrecen, University of Porto, University Pompeu Fabra and Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences), five high-tech SMEs (AgriWatch BV, Agroop Lda, Cerca Trova Ltd, ECQA GmbH and Evolutionary Archetypes Consulting SL), two farming SMEs (Ktima Filippou-Schoinoplokakis and Regional Federation of CUMA of the West) and one research institute (Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania). The academic partners provide expertise in agricultural science, engineering and management as well as in high tech applications. The technical members have facilities equipped with instrumentation for the construction and testing of IoT systems, and computer laboratories for simulation and data analysis, while the SMEs and farming companies form the industrial side of the project, providing practical experience in the application of the technology.

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Agrosilver meeting in Agen

Last Monday July 11th, in the Agrosilver project context, the ninth meeting of the project took place in the Chamber of Agriculture Lot-et-Garonne, Agen (France). Between the participants we could find representatives of all the countries involved in the project.

Regarding the results expected in a short-medium term after the meeting can be highlighted:

– The video platform will soon reach more than 100 videos in more than 7 languages
– All the videos will have original language subtitles
– The videos will be available to be played with subtitles in more than 20 languages

Agrosilver project “Integrating silver knowledge from agroecology into the VET systems” is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, and involve the cooperation of partners from Greece, Spain, Bulgaria, France and Malta during the years 2020 to 2023.

The project develops video resources, video training material and video tools for farmers and teachers interested in increasing their knowledge on Agroecology.

For more information: Agrosilver

RESILENCE.ORG: “Could agroecology save Colombia’s farming crisis?”

Here you are an interesting article about the agroecology as a way to save Colombia’s farming crisis.

Savvas Halloumis with experience/advice/tips regarding eco-farming in Bulgaria

As part of our interviews with entrepreneurs busy in organic agriculture, partner EcologyKM visited Savvas Halloumis, producer of his own ComBio ComBio bio-organic fertilizer in Asenovgrad, Bulgaria. This work has been done in the context of the AgroSilver Value Erasmus+ project initiative.