Closing Multiplier event

Location : ItStudy Hungary, 28. Testvérvárosok útja, Gödöllő, HU
Host Partner- ITStudy
Mediators : Maria Hartiyani, Szilvia Gerhat
Date : 10.06.2021

Farming 4.0 is a project with main goal to achieve more successful adoption of specifically developed ICTs for agriculture, thus contributing for the development of the agriculture sector and the rural areas. With special attention put on the farmers as main target group of the project (other target groups of the project are high school students, professors and advisors) this Multiplier event had the purpose to introduce the project with its main objectives and intellectual outputs.

As the Hungarian measures made it possible to organize events for smaller groups from the end of May, the final muliplier event of the project was organized for 1 day, but for two different groups (morning and afternoon session) at the ITStudy headquarters.

The team at ITStudy had the following agenda on this Multiplier event:

  1. Summary of Farming 4.0 project results, experiences
  2. Farming 4.0 Moodle platform, learning materials
  3. Examples of technological developments in the field of precision agriculture in Hungary, available OER learning materials
  4. Sustainability and utilization of project results

There were 22 external participants at the event, in addition to ITStudy staff and speakers. Participants included teachers and students from MATE University (Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, one of the largest agriculturalfocused, multi- disciplinary higher education institutions in Europe) farmers and representatives of companies involved in digital agricultural solutions.  This multiplier event was held by the partner iTStudy Hungary Ltd.

The audience attended the multiplier event declared themselves representing different positions in the agriculture sector such as students and teachers of agriculture while some were private entrepreneurs related to farming and agriculture or represented farming organizations.

Evaluation of feedbacks

  1. To the question how they were satisfied with the scene of the event and its conditions (on a scale 1-5) they rated
ratings 1 2 3 4 5
number of people 8 14
  1. To the question how they would evaluate the level of preliminary information (on a scale 1-5) they rate:
ratings 1 2 3 4 5
number of people 1 5 16
  1. To the question how would they evaluate the value of the information gained at the event (on a scale 1-5), they rated:
ratings 1 2 3 4 5
number of people 1 7 15
  1. To the question whether they could get the answers to their questions emerged (on a scale 1-5) they rated:
ratings 1 2 3 4 5
number of people 3 10 9
  1. To the question how they would evaluate the event (on a scale 1-5) they rated:
ratings 1 2 3 4 5
number of people 0 13 9

The questionnaire feedback and the discussion held at the end of the event show that the program was successful and the participants were satisfied with the event.  Most responses were in the two highest rating categories.

The key findings of the discussions at the end of the events was as follows:

  • Hungary is a bit ahead in the introduction of precision agricultural technologies than the neighboring countries, but its potential is not yet fully exploited, so all information, learning materials and courses are important in this respect.
  • The participants discussed the further utilization of the project results. As an opportunity, MATE university (which was represented at the event by its teacher and students), has a number of foreign students, so the English language version of the developed course materials can also be used there.
  • It would be important for Hungarian small and medium-sized agricultural companies and farmers to hold practice-oriented trainings on modern agricultural technologies.

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