E-Agriculture is no more the future, it is the present. Farmers have always been aware of the fact that their success depends on several factors like the quality of soil, the weather, the amount of water, but they didn’t have tools to influence, to measure and control these parameters to optimise the circumstances determining crop growth. In the age of digital transformation horticulture plays a crucial role as it provides fresh and nutritious food for the growing global population.
Using smart technologies in greenhouses decreases the uncertainty and increases the productivity, and therefore, automated greenhouses are becoming increasingly popular.
The need for automation and remote control of greenhouses is increasing in many countries worldwide, however, educated labour force is scarce. Vocational education can only respond to these challenges with several years of delay, while technological changes happen at an exponential rate.
Teaching material on the automation and remote control of greenhouses does not exist for VET and not even for universities. Due to the fact that the subject is quite new, the related technology and services have not yet been standardised, and farmers are therefore faced with the difficult task of selecting which system to use.
The OBJECTIVE of the project is to contribute to the digital and green transition of agriculture by delivering innovative, high quality learning materials for VET teachers on smart greenhouses, involving actors from the labour market.
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Horticulture 4.0 project was presented by our project partner, Imre-István Nyárádi (Sapientia EMTE MK, Faculty of Pla
One of the subtasks of the first project result is the creation of an online database of the digital tools/technologi
The project kick off meeting took place on 4-5 April 2022 in Makó, Hungary, where all partners were represented.