LOCAL-FOCUSED AGTECH EDUCATION FOR SUCCESSFUL AG TRANSITIONS
Agriculture is the economic sector most exposed to climate change with cascading effects on agro-ecosystems and food security (FAO, 2016). At the same time, agriculture is considered one of the main contributors to climate change (EEA, 2019). Innovations are, therefore, needed to adapt agricultural systems to extreme weather events, increase carbon storage and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The whole process of moving from current conventional farming practices to more sustainable ones is known as agricultural transition. The whole process of moving from current conventional farming practices to more sustainable ones is known as agricultural transition, for example agro-ecological, climate or energy transitions.
Agricultural technologies (AgTech) can contribute positively to environmental protection strategies.
In order to meet the challenges of the AgTech sector, there is an urgent need to re-adjust university programmes by addressing the main issues of the different actors of the labour market (industry, governmental and non-governmental associations, consultants and farmers).
Grant awarded by:
Erasmus+ French National Agency
Type of project:
Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships in Higher Education (KA220)
November 2021 - October 2024 (36 months)
399 228 EUR
Who is involved in LATEST?
LATEST – Local-focused AgTech* Education for Successful Ag Transitions is an Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships project organised by a consortium of five European Higher Education Institutions:
LATEST aims at contributing positively to the development of AgTech as mitigation strategies against climate change.