In the period December 9-10, 2019, Sofia will be held first transnational project meetings under the Smart Farming 4.0 All project. The leading partner of the project is Via Pontica Foundation and the other partners are:
- OECON GROUP BULGARIA, Bulgaria
- DECAPLUS BUISINESS SERVICES, Cyprus
- FUNDATIA SATEAN, Romania
- HAKAN KANSO, Turkey
- EPIMELITIRIO CHALKIDIKI, Greece
The project is implemented under Key Activity 2: Strategic Partnerships of the Erasmus + European Program for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
The duration of the project is 24 months (December 2019 to November 2021), with a grant amount 155 095,00 €
Partners have come together to establish the “Smart Farming 4.0 All” consortium, in order to extensive field research addressed to a wide variety of relevant stakeholders and professionals, to create a Smart Farming Handbook and disseminate it freely to everybody interested, and to develop specific training curricula that will be utilized to train experts from the participating organizations as “carriers” of innovation, in order to be able to spread and mainstream this novel method back to their regions.
The project will have a wide-ranging impact on different sectors and countries facing similar challenges. It will focus on smart farming methods such as aquaponics – growing fish and plants together in a built, recirculating ecosystem that uses natural bacterial cycles to transform fish waste into plant nutrients. Environmentally friendly, natural method for growing foods that use the best of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need for discarding water, filtering or adding chemical fertilizers.