On Thursday, August the 30th, took place the promotional event of the European project SFATE: SMART FARM TRAINING FOR EMPLOYMENT and the SFATE platform: http://sfate.eu
SFATE project is aimed at reviewing and making an inventory of available smart farming technologies, job opportunities associated to them and the available training resources to gain the required skills to access these new job opportunities.
The sfate platform will allow agriculture students, teachers, advisors, farmers and other agents from all over Europe exploring smart farming technologies, and obtaining guidance on how to improve their curricula so as to start working with them or gaining access to new job opportunities.
SFATE is mainly focused on agriculture vocational training curricula which are available in SFATE partner countries and regions. The project will be oriented to compiling and analysing technologies which are relevant for tackling challenges of agriculture sectors. The information offered in the on-line platform will be focused on the technologies identified and gathered by the partners of the projects.
During this event which took place in Vannes, about fifty people were able to discover the project. Rémi Laurent, director of the IRD department of the Chamber of Agriculture of Normandy, presented the objectives of the project. It was followed by a discussion-debate on the benefits brought by new technologies in agriculture today but also their limits and risks.
More about the projet here (in French)