The official website for the VETfarm project, a pivotal initiative aimed at revolutionizing the horticultural sector in Armenia through advanced digital skills and technologies, has been launched. There is a multilingual website published at the Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU) platform as a basic introduction (available in English, Armenian, and Russian) complementing the main web portal here at This comprehensive informational website is designed to provide insights into the project’s objectives, work packages, and the overarching mission to bridge the digital skills gap in Armenian agriculture.

Understanding VETfarm: A Digital Revolution in Horticulture

The VETfarm project is a groundbreaking effort to enhance the digital capabilities within Armenia's horticultural sector. Recognizing the pressing need for technological integration, VETfarm focuses on the development and implementation of cutting-edge digital technologies—specifically the Internet of Things (IoT), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and Geospatial Technology (Geo-ICT).

These technologies collectively referred to as Geo-ICT, hold the potential to transform traditional farming practices, leading to increased efficiency, sustainability, and profitability. By fostering an environment of capacity-building development for agricultural vocational education and training (VET), VETfarm aims to equip farmers and agricultural professionals with the skills necessary to thrive in a digitally-driven landscape.

Website Features: Multilingual Accessibility and Comprehensive Information

The VETfarm website is designed to ensure accessibility and inclusivity, featuring English, Armenian, and Russian versions. This multilingual approach guarantees that the information is accessible to a wide audience, promoting widespread participation and understanding of the project's goals.

Visitors to the website can explore detailed sections that cover:

  1. Project Overview: An introduction to VETfarm, its significance, and the driving force behind its inception.
  2. Objectives: Clear articulation of the project's primary aims, including enhancing digital skills, promoting sustainable farming practices, and fostering innovation in the horticultural sector.
  3. Work Packages: In-depth information on the various work packages that constitute the project. Each work package outlines specific tasks, milestones, and expected outcomes, providing a transparent view of the project's roadmap.

Tackling the Digital Skills Gap: Objectives of VETfarm

At the heart of VETfarm lies a commitment to addressing the digital skills gap that hampers the progress of Armenia's horticultural sector. The project's objectives are centered around:

  • Capacity Building: Developing robust training programs and educational resources to enhance the digital competencies of agricultural professionals.
  • Integration of Digital Technologies: Promoting the use of IoT, ICT, and Geo-ICT in farming practices to improve productivity and sustainability.
  • Sustainable Development: Encouraging practices that are not only technologically advanced but also environmentally sustainable, ensuring long-term benefits for the sector.
  • Innovation and Research: Fostering a culture of innovation and continuous learning, supported by research and development in agricultural technologies.

Work Packages: A Structured Approach to Achieving Goals

VETfarm's strategic approach is encapsulated in its well-defined work packages, each addressing key components of the project:

  1. Needs Analysis and Benchmarking: Assessing the current state of digital skills and identifying gaps and opportunities.
  2. Curriculum Development: Creating and implementing curricula that incorporate digital technologies into vocational education.
  3. Training and Workshops: Organizing hands-on training sessions and workshops to disseminate knowledge and skills.
  4. Pilot Implementation: Testing and refining the developed curricula and training programs through pilot projects.
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation: Continuously assessing the impact and effectiveness of the interventions, ensuring alignment with project objectives.

Join the Digital Transformation Journey

We invite educators, agricultural professionals, policymakers, and anyone interested in the future of agriculture to explore the website, learn about our initiatives, and join us in this transformative endeavor.

Visit the VETfarm website today to discover how we are shaping the future of horticulture in Armenia through digital innovation and capacity building. Together, we can cultivate a more sustainable, efficient, and prosperous agricultural sector.

Explore the VETfarm website:

Multilingual website at ANAU:

English version

Armenian version

Russian version