Agricultural Drone Technology Awareness Training for industry Professionals

What is the mission of AgroPro?

AgroPro is a pioneering project aimed at bridging the gap between the rapid technological advancements in the agriculture industry and the existing knowledge and skills of agriculture professionals. With a mission to empower agricultural workers across the European Union, AgroPro focuses on providing access to cutting-edge drone technology, education, and support. This project aspires to enable professionals to optimise crop management, monitor crop health, and increase overall productivity while addressing the challenges of a growing global population and climate change-induced extreme weather events. By offering specialised training and resources, AgroPro seeks to connect agriculture professionals with limited opportunities to this evolving market and unlock their potential in utilising drone technology. 

Ultimately, the project aims to deliver three main results: 

  • e-Guide listing new career paths in agriculture thanks to drones, 
  • a Competence Framework and Competence Assessment indicators, and 
  • a MOOC on the use of drones and associated digital tools. 

AgroPro is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and environmental sustainability, and fostering strategic partnerships to ensure scalability and widespread adoption of its initiatives, in alignment with the socioeconomic development strategies of its partner countries.

What is the “e-Guide” that will be developed”

The e-Guide will be a digital career resource designed to showcase new professions emerging in the agricultural sector due to advancements in drone technology. Based on the needs analysis and recommendations from CEDEFOP’s 2018 Handbook of ICT practices, the e-Guide will target educational institutions, lifelong learning centres, career offices, tutors, and agricultural stakeholders. It will aim to bridge the knowledge and skills gap in these new occupations and provide comprehensive information to facilitate the development of learning and training materials. The e-Guide will serve as a foundation for a MOOC on using UAVs and digital tools for sustainable agriculture. The main results will include an aggregated set of occupational descriptors, information, and links related to UAS use in agriculture, which will assist individuals and guidance counsellors in accessing information about career opportunities. The e-Guide’s innovative aspect will be its ability to compile curated content and research from different countries, making it a valuable resource for various EU organisations and institutions.

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Inclusive and Accessible Project Design for Diverse Participants in the Agricultural Sector

To ensure accessibility and inclusiveness in the project, all activities will be designed to accommodate participants regardless of their social status, cultural or religious identity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or economic situation. The project’s core methodology focuses on uniting diverse organisations for the common good, and fostering a community spirit through active engagement from all participants. Expenses such as travel, accommodation, and visas will be covered to encourage participation from individuals with limited economic opportunities.

Adult learners and NEETs will be given a central role in the project, enabling them to access exceptional support from all project teams. Safeguarding and equality measures will be in place for mobility or related activities involving young people and adult learners. The consortium will support disadvantaged participants by hosting activities in accessible locations, tailoring training materials to their needs, offering free participation in pilot testing workshops, and adjusting schedules according to their availability.

The project aims to provide opportunities for people with fewer resources by offering participation in pilot testing workshops. To engage the target audience more effectively, the consortium will collaborate with stakeholders who have established relationships with the target group, enabling them to better address specific needs, utilise communication channels, and implement suitable approach methods.

Funding

KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training

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Agricultural Drone Technology Awareness Training for industry Professionals

What is the mission of AgroPro?

AgroPro is a pioneering project aimed at bridging the gap between the rapid technological advancements in the agriculture industry and the existing knowledge and skills of agriculture professionals. With a mission to empower agricultural workers across the European Union, AgroPro focuses on providing access to cutting-edge drone technology, education, and support. This project aspires to enable professionals to optimise crop management, monitor crop health, and increase overall productivity while addressing the challenges of a growing global population and climate change-induced extreme weather events. By offering specialised training and resources, AgroPro seeks to connect agriculture professionals with limited opportunities to this evolving market and unlock their potential in utilising drone technology. 

Ultimately, the project aims to deliver three main results: 

  • e-Guide listing new career paths in agriculture thanks to drones, 
  • a Competence Framework and Competence Assessment indicators, and 
  • a MOOC on the use of drones and associated digital tools. 

AgroPro is committed to promoting equal opportunities, and environmental sustainability, and fostering strategic partnerships to ensure scalability and widespread adoption of its initiatives, in alignment with the socioeconomic development strategies of its partner countries.

What is the “e-Guide” that will be developed”

The e-Guide will be a digital career resource designed to showcase new professions emerging in the agricultural sector due to advancements in drone technology. Based on the needs analysis and recommendations from CEDEFOP’s 2018 Handbook of ICT practices, the e-Guide will target educational institutions, lifelong learning centres, career offices, tutors, and agricultural stakeholders. It will aim to bridge the knowledge and skills gap in these new occupations and provide comprehensive information to facilitate the development of learning and training materials. The e-Guide will serve as a foundation for a MOOC on using UAVs and digital tools for sustainable agriculture. The main results will include an aggregated set of occupational descriptors, information, and links related to UAS use in agriculture, which will assist individuals and guidance counsellors in accessing information about career opportunities. The e-Guide’s innovative aspect will be its ability to compile curated content and research from different countries, making it a valuable resource for various EU organisations and institutions.

Art and Green Activism

Inclusive and Accessible Project Design for Diverse Participants in the Agricultural Sector

To ensure accessibility and inclusiveness in the project, all activities will be designed to accommodate participants regardless of their social status, cultural or religious identity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, or economic situation. The project’s core methodology focuses on uniting diverse organisations for the common good, and fostering a community spirit through active engagement from all participants. Expenses such as travel, accommodation, and visas will be covered to encourage participation from individuals with limited economic opportunities.

Adult learners and NEETs will be given a central role in the project, enabling them to access exceptional support from all project teams. Safeguarding and equality measures will be in place for mobility or related activities involving young people and adult learners. The consortium will support disadvantaged participants by hosting activities in accessible locations, tailoring training materials to their needs, offering free participation in pilot testing workshops, and adjusting schedules according to their availability.

The project aims to provide opportunities for people with fewer resources by offering participation in pilot testing workshops. To engage the target audience more effectively, the consortium will collaborate with stakeholders who have established relationships with the target group, enabling them to better address specific needs, utilise communication channels, and implement suitable approach methods.

Funding

KA220-VET – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training

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Enabling sustainable oenological practices through a robotic UAS solution for precision viticulture

What is the aim of Oenobotics?

Oenobotics services will be delivered to customers such as vineyard farmers or associations. It will use a hardware-as-a-service business model, supporting viticulture farmers to avoid significant initial investment costs. The Oenobotics hardware and software will also be available to drone companies and interested farmers as an off-the-shelf product. The solution addresses the needs of wine-producing vineyards located in remote sloppy elevated locations that are hard to reach with any machinery.

In particular, the Oenobotics project deploys a droned platform that will provide viticulture farmers the following innovative and affordable precision viticulture services:

  1. Vine disease diagnostics.
  2. Vine water-stress diagnostics.
  3. Precise spot-spraying for treatment of downy mildew, powdery mildew and grey mould/botrytis.
  4. A wireless and automated drone charging dock.

What will Future Needs coordinate?

Future Needs Management Consulting will coordinate the Minimum Viable Product definition and the service design in the Oenobotics project. Additionally, Future Needs will coordinate the trials, the user-validation and the fine-tuning of the system. Initially Future Needs will provide a description of all the services and the system technical requirements and mockups of the final product and will draw the services. When the system is built, test drone flights over Kontogiannis Family vineyards with known health state will take place. They will diagnose correctly the plants health state (disease and water-stress diagnosis) and they will spray precisely a liquid (water or a specific biological mix approved by the user) in selected areas. Finally they will automatically return to and land on the docking station to recharge.

How will Oenobotics help vineyard owners & workers?

These Oenobotics services will assist vineyards owners in avoiding health impacts of chemicals and heat on vineyard workers. What’s more, Oenobotics will help farmers to react much faster to extreme weather changes caused by climate change. Finally the project aims to assist farmers to be more sustainable and profitable by producing yield of better quality, using less pesticides (in case of conventional farming) and producing less CO2 emissions (in case of organic farming). Project results will be demonstrated in an organic vineyard in Greece.

Which activities will Future Needs lead?

Future Needs is the leader of all the market related activities of the undertaking in the Oenobotics project. These include IPR Management and GDPR, the creation of the product brand and associated promotional material. Also, the organisation of two promotional events in collaboration with DIHs and the marketing campaign for early adoption and ecosystem building. Additionally Future Needs will make a business and financial plan and a preparation for the market entry, to ensure the financial sustainability of the undertaking. Finally, Future Needs will establish an expansion strategy in order to define the means for developing scalable user-centred services and will create organizational plans (structure, processes) for the new venture that will drive the Oenobotics solution into the market.

Funding

Oenobotics is an Innovation project funded under the Open Call of the H2020 agROBOfood project.

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