F@D: eLearning for farmers.

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Published on March 17, 2014

Author: LauraLorenzo

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Presentation given at the Conference "Bridging the broadband gap in rural areas", European Comission, Brussels

F@D was chosen among over 100 projects around Europe as finalist project to bridge the digital divide in rural areas.

What future for our agriculture? A day of dialogue “European Young Farmers Day, Brussels” 17 April 2007, (EUROSTAT 2005)

Direct access to the most outstanding services: ! e-Learning ! e- tools: ! SMS warnings (pest, TºC, irrigation scheduling) ! Irrigation scheduling, ! Fertilization ! Machinery costs ! Pest management ! Animal husbandry management ! Technical Dossier ! Weather forecast and agrometeo data ! Pest reports ! Pantry of quality ! Weekly bulletin ! ... Daily renewed highlights An interesting menu for all the community and specific for five productive subsectors The most important and current information and services classified by sectors Link to related portals and institutions that promote the project In Catalan, Spanish, French and English

Sector needs analysis Comply with the training requirements established by the administration? Technical management and selection of authors/experts Edition and didactic treatment of contents Multimedia creation

The students of these courses are adults, mainly professionals working in the agrofood sector. To a lesser extent, agricultural engineers and university graduates in agro-food related studies. Both targets are very interested in the elearning contents offered. !

•  More than 2,500 professionals of the rural sector have been trained since the launching of this project in 2002 •  Results show the success of our own pedagogical model: over 75% pass the training successfully •  In 2006 FAD had 41 virtual training classrooms and 11 tutor teachers •  At the end of 2007 FAD will offer 13 online courses

•  Lifelong learning promotes the development of knowledge and competences that will enable each citizen to adapt to the knowledge-based society and actively participate in all spheres of social and economic life, taking more control of his or her future.

Courses offered in F@D project from its beginning (2002) to 2006, including the number of study hours per course and the number of students that have successfully carried out the training Training offer Starting year Tuition hours No. of students (2002-2006) Windows-Word 2002 20 132 Setting-up of young farmers 2002 100 354 Pesticide applicator – basic level 2003 25 912 Integrated production 2004 50 718 Irrigation technology 2004 50 196 Commercial documents 2004 8 53 Calculation of costs and of gross margin 2005 12 33 Excel 2006 20 35 Animal welfare of pigs 2007 20 54* Agrarian management tools 2007 50 26* Control of liquid assets 2007 10 23* * 1ª edition (a course in a year has many editions)

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