“Smart farm is a concept of adoption smart technologies to collect and analyse data on the overall value chain which farmers can manage and operate their farm in real-time and reuse of data comprising plants, animals and soil to improve the quality of food.”
Small and medium sized farms, which build the majority of the global agricultural production, are traditionally slow in adopting the use of these innovative tools based on digital technologies for a number of reasons. This finding is more true in some Asian countries where farmers have not learned how to earn more money by producing and marketing their produce in a better way.
The goal of SUNSpaCe is to provide an enabled framework to develop an Education and Training System to help Farmers understand the use and usefulness of the new technologies. We develop an appropriate adaptive learning approach, tools and ready to use learning materials to be trained in “Cascade Training Program”.
What is the challenge of project?
The common challenges of this three countries are: i) to get rid of their poverty as well as conservation of environment, ii) The Government of Bhutan aims to convert the whole agricultural area to Organic Agriculture (OA) by 2020. Thailand stablished new strategies for developing Thailand’s organic agriculture industry. A vision has been set to develop Thailand as a centre for the production, trade, and consumption of organic agricultural products. Iii) In Nepal, many projects and programs are promoting climate-smart agriculture and become a big challenges to succeed.
These challenges will be addressed in logical structure begging by the identification of the skill priorities and the requirement of smart farm, developing an appropriate adaptive learning approach for smart farmers and design 4 training programs and learning materials to be trained in local and regional target partners farm. To support this program, the project will set-up a state-of-the-art smart farming lab in Asian partner countries that provide a technology transfer interface between European and Asian partners. Among Asian countries, Nepalese government has invested heavily in setting up excellence centres partially in multidisciplinary areas of Agro, Health, and Technology. Another important centre for the farmers in Thailand north-eastern is Social Business Incubation Centre of PA’s Precise Agriculture (SOBICPA), founded to develop and improve the farmer to an organic agriculture society by applying the knowledge of business administration.