In the Fourth Industrial Revolution 3RD TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERS' MEETING
Despite challenges introduced by COVID19The 3rd Transnational Partners' Meeting was carried out successfully online and was coordinated by Chamber Chalkidiki. The consortium finalised the Smart Farming 4.0 All Handbook, and coordinated activities for the development of the Smart Farming 4.0 All Vocational Training Curriculum. The Training Curriculum will be tested by Vocational Trainers and Educators in Sofia in Autumn 2021.
CONTROLLABILITY IN AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS
The controllability of aquaponics systems is high. System-related measurements and controls (such as temperature and humidity) can be made remotely, especially thanks to the development and widespread use of smart agricultural practices. In addition, thanks to the installation of the system in closed environments, its independence from external factors is at a high level. In traditional agricultural practices, farmers are dependent on external factors after they put forward their labor. In aquaponic systems, farmers work in closed environments. Since the system is a closed system that recirculates, it is not open to external influences. The controllability of aquaponics systems also provides an advantage for aquaponic farmers in terms of crop diversity, harvest timing and harvesting cycles.
In an aquaponic system there is no option to use pesticides since they may cause death to the fish present in the system. This means that farmers get completely organic and healthy crops. Pesticide uses in farming may cause several problems for humans since they can reach roots and crops of plants. Health problems related to pesticides are: Acute and chronic poisoning Allergic effects Carcinogenic effects Environmental pollution They pass under the ground with rain or irrigation water and contaminate groundwater resources Pesticides an be transmitted to humans through the food chain.
SMART FARMING 4.0 ALL TRAINING
The Smart Farming 4.0 All consortium will develop a Vocational Training Curriculum addressed to entrepreneurs and farmers who wish to establish and maintain Aquaponics Systems. The Curriculum will be tested by Vocational Trainers in Sofia in Autumn 2021 and will involve: 1. Theoretical parts 2. Numerous practical workshops, where participants will be able to learn about, design and construct Aquaponics systems as part of the training.
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Project number 2019-1-BG01-KA202-06237. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This document reflects the views only of the author and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which might be made of the information contained herein.