Climate Smart Agriculture - Advanced

Questo Corso è parte del

Pathway in Growing smarter for a greener tomorrow: FarmBox’s MOOC on Climate Smart Agriculture

This course will provide a deeper insight about the application of Climate Smart Agriculture and will present advanced understanding of useful practices and techniques that can improve land management in view of biodiversity principles and climate change adaptation needs.

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5 Settimane



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15 Giu 2023

Apertura Corso

26 Giu 2023

Chiusura Corso

Non impostato

  • Understand the role and importance of precision farming
  • Evaluate the relevance of water management
  • Explain what a Decision Support System is and its advantages
  • Understand the role and importance of biodiversity in farmland
  • Evaluate the impact of agricultural practices on biodiversity
  • Recognize the main agricultural practices that enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Learn about protein crops and how they benefit the soil

  • Discover what soil liming is and how to do soil sampling
  • Distinguish the types of organic manure, why it can benefit the soil and how it can improve soil chemistry
  • Identify the main types of cover crops, what they can be grown for and their benefits
  • Understand the potential of conservation agriculture to adapt to new scenarios marked by climate change
  • Raise awareness of the problems derived from the loss of organic matter and learn about agricultural practices that can help to improve it
  • Understand the opportunity that perennial crops offer in climate change mitigation
  • Be aware of the effects that agricultural sector generates in the climate, such as the effects that climate generates in the agricultural lands
  • Know some specific agricultural footprint calculator in order to make right decisions in the agricultural sector
  • Explain the different types of soil erosion and their effects on agriculture
  • Describe various practices for managing soil erosion in agriculture
  • Analyze the causes of soil erosion in different agricultural systems.

Students are recommended to attend the course “Climate Smart Agriculture for Beginners” of this Pathway.

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European Green Deal

European Tourism Legislation

Farm to Fork Strategy

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Introduction and terminology GIS:

Kuenzer, C., Dech, S., & Wagner, W. (2015). Remote sensing time series.

Leese, J. (1987). Remote sensing applications in the meteorology and operational hydrology programmes of WMO. Advances In Space Research, 7(3), 49-57. doi: 10.1016/0273-1177(87)90123-2

Principles of Remote Sensing An introductory textbook:

Principles of Geographic Information Systems:

Schmidhuber, J., & Tubiello, F. (2007). Global food security under climate change. Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences, 104(50), 19703-19708. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0701976104

Smith, P., Calvin, K., Nkem, J., Campbell, D., Cherubini, F., & Grassi, G. et al. (2019). Which practices co‐deliver food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and combat land degradation and desertification?. Global Change Biology, 26(3), 1532-1575. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14878

Toma, I., Redman, M., Czekaj, M., Tyran, E., Grivins, M., & Sumane, S. (2021). Small-scale farming and food security – Policy perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe. Global Food Security, 29, 100504. doi: 10.1016/j.gfs.2021.100504

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

Wheeler, T., & von Braun, J. (2013). Climate Change Impacts on Global Food Security. Science, 341(6145), 508-513. doi: 10.1126/science.1239402 

The course contents will are designed and organized in six Sections or Modules.  These Sections not only can make it easier for the users to have an overview and follow the progress of a course, but also allow self-organization of the learning path. Such approach is useful in order to better fit the proposed course to the users’ expectation and needs, and will allow achievement of results also in the cases of users with very limited availability of time, due to work impediments. In the Sections you will access to several Activities (Videolessons, Simulation exercises on the project Simulator, Scientific articles, Quiz).