Digital Platforms for Knowledge Transfer and Capacity Building in the Agri-Food Sector
Digital platforms are increasingly being used in the agricultural sector to improve efficiency, traceability, and sustainability. Platforms such as EUFarmbook, i2connect, and SMARTCHAIN allow farmers to connect with multiple actors from the domain of agrifood and use their knowledge databases to inform themselves about best practices, innovations and news. Different topics that are being covered by those platforms are for example crop farming, livestock, forestry, economics, as well as their impact on the environment and society as a whole. Further, those platforms provide access to a variety of resources, including scientific and popular articles, good agricultural practices, policy briefs and case studies.
Some example of digital platforms and how they are being used can be seen below:
EUFarmbook is a platform that allows farmers to share data on their crops, livestock, and land use. This data can be used to improve crop yields, optimize livestock feed, and manage water resources. The platform will be accessible to farmers, foresters, advisors, researchers, and other interested parties. It will be available in multiple languages and will be tailored to the specific needs of different regions and countries. The EUFarmbook platform is expected to be a valuable resource for anyone involved in agriculture or forestry. It will help to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration, and it will support the development of more sustainable and productive agricultural and forestry practices.The platform is currently under development, and it is expected to launch in 2024. You can learn more about EUFarmbook on the project website: https://welcome.eufarmbook.eu/
i2connect is a platform that connects farmers with suppliers of agricultural inputs, such as seeds, fertilizers, and pesticides. This can help farmers to get the best prices for their inputs and ensure that they are using the right products for their needs. The i2connect platform is a valuable resource for anyone who is interested in boosting interactive innovation in agriculture and forestry. The platform provides a range of resources and tools to help advisors and other stakeholders engage farmers and foresters in co-creation processes, which is essential for addressing the complex challenges facing these sectors. If you are interested in learning more about the i2connect platform, you can visit the website: https://i2connect-h2020.eu/
Sustainable Food System Innovation Platform is a platform that tracks the movement of food products from farm to fork. This information can be used to ensure that products are produced and handled in a safe and sustainable way. The SFS Innovation Platform is a valuable tool for anyone who is committed to making the food system more sustainable. If you are interested in learning more about the platform, you can visit the website at www.smartchain-platform.eu.
These are just a few examples of how digital platforms are being used in the agricultural sector. As these platforms continue to develop, they have the potential to revolutionize the way agriculture is done! If you want to learn more, please visit the sister project subsection on our website.