The effects of climate change on horticultural production in many cases require urgent interventions, modification of cultivation techniques and the implementation of novel practices at a time when the ongoing SARS-CoV 2 epidemic has seriously disrupted in-person trainings of farmers and agricultural technical advisors. The Erasmus + project INPACT aims to address this problem by providing readily accessible digitalized training material (including videos, factsheets, infographics) on new techniques and undocumented current best practices in environmentally-friendly integrated plant protection on an international data platform. The allied blog and forum will allow rapid exchange and dissemination, and will encourage knowledge-sharing between experts, farmers and VET providers.
The project is coordinated by the Czech University of Life Sciences (CULS) and is a joint Czech-Bulgarian-Greek-Hungarian and Polish initiative. AgroSilver Value partner the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, CIHEAM_MAICh is leading the collection of best practices for the project and the dissemination activities. The project kick-off meeting will be held next week (28 th Feb/1 st March, 2022), hosted by CULS in Prague.