The training program is designed and implemented by the Agricultural University of Athens, under the scientific guidance of a host of experienced university professors headed by Thomas Bartzanas & Spyros Fountas associate professors, with many years of extensive experience in Greenhouses and Smart Farming Technologies.
The training program titled “New technologies for Sustainable Farming”, offers training in greenhouse and hydroponics systems, controlled environment agriculture, precision farming, application of smart farming techniques and technologies to 360 young people every year.
The training program has a duration of 80 hours, of which 40 hours are allocated to theory and 40 hours are allocated to practical training in the field and relative experimental facilities (i.e greenhouses).
A Certificate of Attendance is provided at the end of the program.
Objective of the Program
The objective of the program is to give young generation (including farmers) the opportunity to acquire or improve/update already available knowledge and skills in new smart farming technologies that can be applied in the primary agricultural production and lead to a more sustainable use of external inputs, thus leading to a smart crop production with reduced environmental footprint using hi-tech and smart technologies. The program will focus on controlled environment crop production (greenhouse and hydroponics systems) and to precision agriculture techniques and technologies.
At the same time, it aims to strengthen the presence of Greek agricultural products both in the domestic and international markets.
Who it is for
The curriculum includes the following, by way of example:
Depending on the case, preparation of business plans and consulting according to product or service that is to be produced/provided by special scientists
Area of action, subject to 2019-20 cycle training
Duration of action
80 hours duration
Attendance is mandatory.
Classes are held 12 days every month (approximately)
Project Management Office (PMO) of New Farming for the New Generation
Agricultural University of Athens, 75, Iera Odos Street, Athens, 11855, tel.: 210-5294963, 210-5294964