Smart farming: new technologies for sustainable crops in Chania, Crete
Smart farming: new technologies for sustainable crops
Workforce development on Smart Farming: new technologies for sustainable crops in Chania, Crete
By the Agricultural University of Athens within the framework of the project ‘New Agriculture for a New Generation’
Area of action, cycle training
Chania (Sept - October ’20). There will be two training workshops, the first of which concerns greenhouse and hydroponics crops and the second concerns precision farming technologies.
The training program is designed and implemented by the Agricultural University of Athens, under the scientific guidance of a host of experienced university professors headed by Thomas Bartzanas & Spyros Fountas associate professors, with many years of extensive experience in Greenhouses and Smart Farming Technologies.
The training program titled “New technologies for Sustainable Farming”, offers training in greenhouse and hydroponics systems, controlled environment agriculture, precision farming, application of smart farming techniques and technologies.
The training program has a duration of 80 hours, of which 40 hours are allocated to theory and 40 hours are allocated to practical training in the field and relative experimental facilities (i.e greenhouses).
A Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the program.
Objective of the Program
The objective of the program is to give young generation (including farmers) the opportunity to acquire or improve/update already available knowledge and skills in new smart farming technologies that can be applied in the primary agricultural production and lead to a more sustainable use of external inputs, thus leading to a smart crop production with reduced environmental footprint using hi-tech and smart technologies. The program will focus on controlled environment crop production (greenhouse and hydroponics systems) and to precision agriculture techniques and technologies.
At the same time, it aims to strengthen the presence of Greek agricultural products both in the domestic and international markets.
Who it is for
Unemployed young individuals without experience in greenhouses and smart farming technologies, who have graduated from high school or hold a higher-education degree.
Young farmers who own agricultural land / greenhouses and suitable machinery in order to apply farming practices.
Underemployed young individuals working in family businesses in the field of greenhouses and crop production.
Young farmers working in small and medium-sized enterprises in the field of greenhouses and smart farming crop production, who wish to develop agrotourism services and products.
Recruitment until 1st September 2020
The "New Agriculture for a New Generation" program is an initiative that aims to create career opportunities and entrepreneurship for youth in the Agrifood sector in Greece.
Rutgers University is leading this innovative multiyear program, in partnership with the Agricultural University of Athens and the American Farm School.
The program is implemented through an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos foundation.
Project Management Office (PMO) of New Farming for the New Generation
Agricultural University of Athens, 75, Iera Odos Street, Athens, 11855, tel.: 210-5294963, 210-5294964