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As an agripreneur, or an entrepreneurial farmer and agriculture-based business owner, innovation and sustainability are becoming increasingly important for your success. By developing competence in these areas, you can not only survive but thrive in an increasingly competitive and changing marketplace.


In this module, we will introduce you to innovative sustainability competence and show you why it is a critical aspect of success for you as an agripreneur. This involves adapting to new technologies and techniques, diversifying, and adding value to products and services, and considering the social and environmental impacts of your operations. By developing this competence, you can not only improve your own operations, but also contribute to the long-term health and resilience of the agriculture industry.

Unit 1 - Sustainable Agriculture, Innovations in Agriculture and Sustainability Self-Assess of my own Farm

In this unit you will learn about the approach of sustainable agriculture and you will self-assess the sustainability of your own farm. You will learn about the innovation in agriculture, how to stay informed about the innovations, what their challenges are and how you can face them. At the end of the unit you will learn about how your farm can benefit from adopting innovative practices.

Unit 2 - 3 Dimensions of Sustainable Agriculture: Environmental, Social & Economic

A sustainable agriculture system considers the interdependence of three dimensions, and in this unit, you will learn about how they are interconnected and mutually reinforcing. By understanding the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainable agriculture, you can make informed decisions about how to manage your farm in a way that is economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially responsible.

Unit 3 - Sustainable Competences in Agriculture and Management of Natural Resources

Sustainable competences in agriculture refer to the skills and knowledge that are needed to produce food and other agricultural products in a manner that is environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. In this unit we will introduce you to specific examples of sustainable competences in agriculture and about management of natural resources.

Unit 4 - SDG 17 - Innovative Sustainable Agriculture Methods and Farming Practices

Innovative sustainable agriculture methods and farming practices are designed to increase the efficiency and productivity of farms while minimising negative environmental impacts. In this unit we will introduce you to some examples of innovative sustainable agriculture methods and farming practices and how to stay updated on a new development and research.

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