Innovative curriculum in smart AGRIculture through SATellite and remote sensing data in SEA

Acronym: AGRISAT

Competition title: KA2 Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Capacity building in Higher Education

Funding: Erasmus+

AFZ role: partner

Total value: 982828.00 EUR

Funded amount: 982828.00 EUR

Start date: 2021/01/15

End date: 2024/01/14

Abstract

The goal of this project is to create innovative curriculum in smart agriculture by integrating the latest GIS/remote sensing (RS) technology. Remote sensing integrated with wireless sensors implemented in an GIS environment can provide valuable information (soil moisture, crop phenology, nutrient deficiency, crop disease, pests, etc.) for innovative crop management. We have included neighboring partner countries from Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. The economy of these SEA countries relies heavily on primary production and all have a large predominantly rural population. The project enhances the concept of smart agriculture with the use of information and technology-based agricultural management system to improve crop production efficiency by adjusting farming inputs to specific conditions within each area of a field. Precision farming can be achieved by utilizing remote sensing technologies which capture and measure the health condition of soil/crops obtained from Earth Observation satellites and airbone drones. Biomass within the field can be measured, and crop developement can be monitoring during varies seasons to control fertilizer application.
Outputs: Comparison of established practices in smart agriculture in EU countries; report on bachelor/master curricula best practices in EU partners and catalogue of compentencies to transfer to SEA partners; design of training program and delivery of 6 train-the trainer sessions; purchase of equipment; mobilities for at least 21 teacher to Europe (21 in year 1 and 21 in year 2) to be able to master new teaching/learning methods on the use of GIS/RS. Installation od state-of-the-art equipment hardware and software. Delivery on professional transferalble curriculum on entrepreneurship for smart agriculture with online and blended learning methods. Joint initiatives with private sector through use of GIS/RS on agriculture and support of smart agriculture ecosystem with involment of ministries of agriculture and farmers.

Leaders

Assist. Prof. Hrvoje Kutnjak, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Assoc. Prof. Ivana Šestak, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

Associates

Assist. Prof. Josip Juračak, PhD
University of Zagreb Faculty of Agriculture

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