SMART RURAL

Training rural farmers in the use of mobile applications for agricultural activities

The acquisition of basic digital skills has been identified as one of the principal adults’ training needs to match the requirements of today’s changing labour markets. This is important particularly in rural areas where the spread of ICT has been lower than in urban areas.

There are many mobile applications offering great potential to facilitate agricultural, stockbreeding and forestry activities that traditionally require great effort. However, the lack of specialised training of rural population remains the main factor that hinders the use of ICT in agricultural activities.

In this context, Smart Rural aims to create a learning programme on the use of mobile ICT applications for adult farmers in order to promote their access to technological innovations that shall facilitate their working conditions and social inclusion.

EU-Program: Erasmus+, KA2, Strategic Partnerships for adult education
Coordination: CHAMBRE AGRICULTURE DORDOGNE (France)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: September 2015 - August 2018
Website: www.smart-rural.eu

This project (project n° 2015-1-FR01-KA204-013720) has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.