Climate Smart Agriculture - Beginners
Questo Corso è parte del
Introduzione al Corso
This course will provide key information about what Climate Smart Agriculture is and will present basic understanding of useful practices and techniques that can improve land management in view of biodiversity principles and climate change adaptation needs.
At the end of the course, you will have the possibility to enroll for the Advanced level and test our Online Simulator, a virtual environment where you will have the chance to simulate the benefits on a given area of the implementation of Climate Smart Agriculture measures presented in the MOOC.
SciencesOre di Formazione
OnlineStato del Corso
Agenda del Corso
- Identify main issues affecting sustainability of agriculture and food security
- Understand how sensing technologies might support crop monitoring
- Understand the role and usefulness of traceability in food security
- Understand the legislative context related with the Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation at international and national level
- Learn about the different climate change mitigation and adaptation measures developed in the agricultural sector
- Understand and evaluate the diversity of methodologies and calculators available to calculate the carbon footprint of the agriculture sector
- Identify the main theme of the diversification of farmers' activities in a complementary production context
- Identify indicators for different quality parameters (social, environmental, products and services) for agricultural sectors
- Motivate the learner to use satellite technologies for monitoring crop conditions
- Motivate the learner to use satellite technologies for monitoring irrigation water use
- Provide knowledge about the requirements of organic farming rules, technologies used in the organic farming system, organic production farm activities in the conditions of organic farming
- Understand the principles of integrated pest management and the possibilities and benefits of their application
- Provide knowledge about the agrochemical properties of soil
- Apply the latest crop and tillage technologies, apply and implement the latest methods and requirements for agricultural crop rotations, apply the latest recommendations for fertilizers and fertilization
- Value the increase in biodiversity and ecological connectivity as a support to ameliorate agronomic practices
- Identify sustainable agricultural practices that improve biodiversity
- The course will be using a QGIS version of Windows PC. Mac and Linux users will have to adapt the instructions to their operating systems.
- Basics of crop production
- Basics of plant breeding, animal husbandry
Libri di testo e letture consigliate
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European Green Deal
European Tourism Legislation
Farm to Fork Strategy
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Waldhoff, G., Lussem, U., & Bareth, G. (2017). Multi-Data Approach for remote sensing-based regional crop rotation mapping: A case study for the Rur catchment, Germany. International Journal Of Applied Earth Observation And Geoinformation, 61, 55-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jag.2017.04.009
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