Our analysis of the skill development, knowledge, and competencies needed by farmers for the successful implementation of digital technologies is complete.

The Entrepreneurial Skills for the Digitization of Agriculture in Rural Areas is a study conducted in 2022 by our AgriSkills team across the rural areas of five European countries: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, North Macedonia, and Greece. The primary respondents included farmers, representatives of farmers’ organizations, and training centers. The study aimed to explore their requirements for enhanced knowledge and skills to effectively integrate digital technologies into their agricultural practices. We have identified areas with skill gaps and determined the necessary training interventions to address these needs.

The study and analysis were conducted under the guidance of our partner, MEDF from North Macedonia, with the active participation of all partners in their respective regions.

This analysis marks the initial phase in developing our Agriskills Training Course, designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals employed in agriculture, particularly concerning the integration of digital technologies in the field and the evolving work practices. As the agricultural landscape shifts towards a more digital environment, new skills are essential for farms to thrive, become efficient, and maintain sustainability.

You can see the analysis in the presentation below: