Project Description

The SmartROOT project is a Strategic Partnership in the field of higher education that focuses on the preparation of a new Joint Master Degree program in the field of Mixed Farming Systems (MFS).

SmartROOT main objectives include:

  • The preparation of an international master degree program.
  • The active involvement of students in the preparation process.
  • The assessment and feedback on the ICT tools and material to be developed.
  • The preparation future professionals in the agricultural sector.
  • The introduction and familiarisation of farmers to digital technologies.

Through SmartROOT the resilience of agriculture subject to climate change will be improved, while farmers will gain knowledge on methodologies to foster the synergies between agricultural production, climate change mitigation, and adaptation.

Project Goals

Joint Master Degree

Build an international Joint Master Degree (JMD) program in Mixed Farming Systems ready to run after the completion of the project.

Active Student Involvement

Actively involve students to the preparation, test and assessment of a JMD prior its official launch.

Enforce students’ insight to perceive the global trends on the agriculture domain in combination to climate change mitigation.

Increase of Enviromental Awareness

 Increase students’ and stakeholders (e.g. farmers) awareness on environment friendly agricultural trends to minimise the climate change consequences.

Farmers' Familiarisation to Digital Technologies

Bridge the needs of agriculture experts and ICT scientists and familiarise farmers with ICT technological advancements.

Open Educational and Management Platforms

Develop open educational and management platforms available to be used by individual farmers and agriculture professionals.


Act as a stepping stone towards the new challenge for HEIs in Europe as described under the Erasmus+ program: to create a network in the frame of the European Universities.

project details

Erasmus+ Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices

Project no.: 2020-1-EL01-KA203-079109

Duration: 2020-09-01 to 2023-08-31

Total budget: 374.763,00 EUR