AgriSkills 4.0


Good Practices

This gallery presents a selection of the good practices and showcases featured in the AgriSkills Referent Catalogue

Wildretter F-C​

Farmers face a challenging dilemma: the need to mow their meadows for crucial fodder, while unaware of fawns hidden in the tall grass during this vulnerable phase. With a nearly nonexistent scent and instinct to remain motionless, these young deer evade both predators and humans. Tragically, mowers inadvertently take innocent lives each year. The consequences ripple beyond the loss of wildlife; they affect silage quality and hunting interests.

In response to this issue, the WILDRETTER project emerged, funded by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Its mission: to create an effective application system for fawn rescue during agricultural mowing.

Intelligent Sensor Networks in Farming Machines

Efficient harvesting is a complex endeavor, with combine harvesters constantly adapting to field conditions and weather. Variations in plant size, spikes, grain count, and size, influenced by factors like soil quality, water distribution, and shading, eliminate any one-size-fits-all approach. This raises pivotal questions: How can we enhance monitoring during the harvesting process? How can we ease the operator’s workload?

These challenges drove an innovative collaboration between Bielefeld University’s Research Institute for Cognition and Robotics (CoR-Lab) and CLAAS, an agricultural machinery manufacturer in Harsewinkel. Their project, ‘Intelligent sensor network for determining process variables’ (InSensEPro), aimed to revolutionize combine harvesters.


In recent years, there has been a significant surge in the demand for fresh, locally grown produce. This preference stems from a growing awareness of the importance of nutritious and sustainably sourced food. Locally grown produce holds a distinct advantage – it retains more nutrients and boasts superior quality.

However, despite the benefits of indoor vertical farming, it comes with its challenges. The current technology incurs high production costs and often results in limited crop diversity. Recognizing the need for a more sustainable solution, we’ve introduced Hybrid Vertical Farming technology. This innovative approach combines the best of Indoor Vertical and Greenhouse farming, all managed by cutting-edge AI. The result? A year-round supply of competitively priced, locally grown fresh vegetables, leafy greens, and herbs. It’s a leap towards a more sustainable and accessible future in agriculture.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

Project number: 2021-1-DE02-KA220-VET-000034651