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Implementing the Abilities Agenda within the Agriculture, Meals and Forestry Sectors: Present and future talent wants for sustainability, digitalisation and the bio-economy

European and international challenges

The Meals 2030 coverage highlights the vulnerability of agri-production because of the globalisation of the markets, growing competitors, the costs volatility and the financial uncertainty together with the low incremental crop productiveness. These vulnerabilities are harassed by growing demand for meals and feed. On the opposite aspect, environmental considerations and climatic adjustments generate extra uncertainties. Shifting from business-as-usual agriculture to sustainable farming is a fancy course of which requires a system strategy, together with reshaping the function of the farmer: from a mere producer of meals and commodities, into “smart supervisor of the pure capital”. This requires to revenue of advances in sustainability, digitalisation and bioeconomy.

Nonetheless, switch of those improvements and expertise to farmers requires cooperation of all of the actors within the ecosystem of actors of agriculture, meals trade and forestry sectors together with farmer’s representatives and civil society. In the present day’s farmers undoubtedly have experience but they need assistance to achieve further expertise to cope with new applied sciences and to fulfill the challenges of local weather change and land administration within the 21 st century. Additionally, the extent of {qualifications} is low by comparability with different sectors; there may be poor uptake of continuous vocational academic coaching that must be addressed by way of acceptable VET coaching.

The FIELDS mission

On this context, the aim of the FIELDS mission is to reply these challenges by way of the abilities prism. The mission has eight work packages, and has the aim of offering methods and coaching within the fields of innovation in agriculture and forestry, with specific emphasis on sustainability, digitalisation and bio-economy. These are the principle goals of the work:

  1. Determine international tendencies and talent gaps
  2. Design a method on the EU and Nation stage to enhance the abilities
  3. Present coaching materials and coaching pilot to implement these methods
  4. Permit transferability of the abilities amongst EU international locations following European frameworks (ESCO, ECVET, EQAVET, and many others.)
  5. Present sustainability and consciousness of the mission after the mission ends

Newest developments and subsequent steps

Final Might, the primary nose to nose assembly of the consortium since earlier than the pandemic happened in Paris. The outcomes from work bundle 1 and a pair of had been shared (Abilities wants identification & Priorities and technique design). As a part of the primary work bundle an general view of the sectors and their future wants was drawn and  the present and future expertise gaps and coaching wants had been recognized. The consortium additionally recognized good practices, invaluable experiences, present research, partnerships and insurance policies. You’ll be able to discover them on the mission’s web site. As a part of work bundle 2, 10 occupational profiles had been co-created by all related mission companions with devoted profiles for sustainability, digitalisation, bioeconomy and forestry. A standard module on smooth expertise and entrepreneurship was developed which underlines the significance of those transversal expertise. 

Within the coming months, with a view to adapt the coaching methodology to the goal teams, the FIELDS consortium will analyse probably the most suited pedagogical strategy and coaching methodology for the chosen occupational profiles and create the tailor-made curricula (work bundle 3). The coaching will probably be applied instantly within the mission by VET suppliers and HEI. A module for the trainers can even be created to make sure the correct switch of the content material. To foster mobility of scholars, an apprenticeship scheme will probably be developed and linked with the present EU instruments. 

FIELDS mission: Addressing the present and Future skIll wants for sustainability, digitalization, and the bio-Economic system in AgricuLture: European expertise agenDa and Technique. FIELDS is an Erasmus+ KA2 mission: Sector Abilities Alliance. The mission coordinator is the College of Turin and it includes 31 companions from 12 international locations. 

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