Increasing developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) have made significant contributions to the increase in the economic growth of countries and to the improvement of living standards of individuals.

The development of digital infrastructures and mobile technologies creates new opportunities for citizens to increase their digital participation by providing new opportunities for continuous change and collaboration. There are various digital opportunities for adults in the digital world. However, digital participation faces numerous challenges. In particular most of farmers are unable to use these programs and services to keep abreast of all the latest technological developments due to lack of digital skills. The digital literacy of farmers, in other words, the ability of them to use digital technology, communication tools or networks, to perform the tasks effectively in the digital environment need to be improved.

Therefore, Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project “Developing Farmers' Digital Skills” was prepared; contributing to the active participation of rural farmers/producers in social and business life and enabling them to be more active by increasing their digital transversal skills; thereby increasing their efficiency and productivity in their lives.

1 Digifarmer “Farmer Network”

Networking is the process by which participants form a mutually beneficial relationship and meet on common ground. Therefore, establishing a farmer network is of great importance. Farmer Platform is an online environment that supports corporate membership and collaborations where farmers who want to reach new information, share information and/or innovations, help other farmers/participants and contribute to solidarity.

The Farmer Platform was established within the “Developing Farmers’ Digital Skills” project and serves in in English and partner languages: Turkish, Czech, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

https://network.digifarmer.net

The Platform hosts six tabs, including the “Forum/Discussion Platform”:

1.Training Room,

2.Forum/Discussion,

3. Useful Links,

4. Information Resources,

5. News/Announcements/Events

6. Member Institutions

 

2 Digifarmer “Forum/Discussion Platform”

https://bb.digifarmer.net

In order to enable farmers to access new learning and information resources, connect with each other, socialize and exchange information, the farmer network “Forum/Discussion Platform” is an intellectual output created within the scope of the Developing Farmers' Digital Skills project.

The Forum/Discussion Platform is the place where participants can exchange ideas and discuss issues related to agriculture and other issues.

The Forum/Discussion Platform was established within the “Developing Farmers’ Digital Skills” project and serves in English and partner languages: Turkish, Czech, Greek, Italian and Spanish.

 

3 “Farmer Platform” & “Forum/Discussion Platform” Guide for Moderators

In order to enable farmers to access new learning and information resources, connect with each other, socialize and exchange information, the farmer network “Farmer Platform” and “Forum/Discussion Platform” are an intellectual output created within the scope of the Developing Farmers' Digital Skills project.

“Farmer Platform” & “Forum/Discussion Platform” Guidelines for Moderators is a guide brochure that explains how to use the “Farmer platform”, how to register on the Forum/Discussion platform, share comments and how to manage the platform.

 

 4 “Farmer Platform” & “Forum/Discussion Platform” Guide for Users

In order to enable farmers to access new learning and information resources, connect with each other, socialize and exchange information, the farmer network “Farmer Platform” and “Forum/Discussion Platform” are an intellectual output created within the scope of the Developing Farmers' Digital Skills project.

“Farmer Platform” & “Forum/Discussion Platform” Guidelines for Users is a guide brochure that explains how to use the “Farmer platform”, how to register on the Forum/Discussion platform and share comments.