VIVEA is the training insurance fund for farmers and has more than 590 900 contributors. It finances the training actions towards its contributors and defines a training development policy to meet the skills needs of the latter. Since a few years, climate change is a major concern for farms. A national partnership signed between VIVEA and ADEME in 2016 led to a trial in Rhône-Alpes and Aquitaine regions to consider this issue in the training of farmers, which is now gradually being extended to all French regions.
VIVEA organized on June 13, 2019 in Châlons en Champagne, an event entitled “vocational training in agriculture: a tool facing climate change” for training organizations in the Grand-Est region. The purpose of the day’s discussions was to agree on the steps to properly integrate a climate change module into a training course. Especially, Solagro had the opportunity to present his experience of monitoring pilot farms in the departments of Marne and Aube, then to present his digital resource pack on climate change adaptation developed as part of the LIFE AgriAdapt project.
Similarly, VIVEA Occitanie was bringing together regional training organizations on 21 June 2019 as part of a new Specific Call for Tender on Climate Change that will be launched in the autumn by the VIVEA committee of Midi Pyrenees. The day was held on the farm of Bellegarde EPL of Albi, which is one of the 15 pilot farms AgriAdapt monitored by Solagro in the south of France. Adaptation actions already implemented on the farm have been presented in parallel with climate change new context for time horizon 2030.