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Overcoming Agricultural Data Challenges

This article was written by Ethan Cleary of the Irish Farmers’ Association. The world of agriculture is changing. New technologies are emerging that allow farmers to be more precise and productive in their work. However, these same technologies are also creating new challenges and issues when it comes to data, and data is becoming increasingly...
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Trust and Transparency of Data in the agri-food supply chain with OriginTrail

This article is written by Trace Labs – Core developers of the OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph The increasing complexity of global supply chains, process optimization, strict legislation, growing customer awareness, and demand for food transparency all encouraged the involvement of advanced technologies for greater transparency of agri-food sector supply chains. This includes, among other things,...
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The farmer’s perspective on data

In this article, we talk to Ion Nedelcu, an Agronomist at Sopema Farm in Ialomita County, Romania. Ion is participating in the DEMETER pilot ‘IoT Corn Decision Support System Platform‘. This pilot aims to improve water management, including water quality, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your...
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Big data in agriculture and how we do it at John Deere

by Morteza Abdipour Chenarestansofla, John Deere, Intelligent Solution Group, Kaiserslautern, Germany Bio My name is Morteza Abdipour Chenarestansofla. I’m based in Germany and work as a product engineer at John Deere, European Technology & Innovation Center. I have +7 years’ experience with geospatial and satellite imagery data and +3 years industrial experience collaborating with farmers...
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Digital technologies and agricultural data for innovating rural communities

Rural and remote areas are still facing major challenges when it to comes to connectivity solutions. From the rough terrain and lower population density to the cost or difficulty of deployment, these types of locations remain largely unconnected to the internet. In a world in full ecological and digital transition, there is an urgent need...
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DIVINE: Demonstrating the value of data sharing to boost the agri-data economy

DIVINE is a three-year research project, funded by the European Commission through Horizon Europe’s “Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment” cluster. The project comprises fifteen partners from eight countries and will demonstrate the cost-benefit analysis of data sharing across four pilots ranging from dairy and pork to olives and almonds. A “Common European Agricultural Data...
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Data Brokerage Service and Decision Support System for Farm Management

This article is written by Karel Charvát Junior and Jaroslav Šmejkal of Lesprojekt responsible for the DEMETER pilot ‘Data Brokerage Service and Decision Support System for Farm Management’. Farmers and advisors providing services to farmers need to use large amounts of different types of data from different sources and perform analysis on this data for...
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Data issues impacting technology adoption

Smart Farming Technology (SFT) has been recognised as a potential solution to many of the challenges that the agriculture sector is facing. Crucial to the adoption of SFT is understanding farmers’ needs, interests and concerns regarding the adoption and use of such technology. In late 2021, DEMETER conducted a survey to better understand the barriers...
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Horizon Europe Cluster 6 Information Days

Are you interested in research and innovation funding opportunities in the area of Food, Bioeconomy, Natural resources, Agriculture and Environment? Then don’t miss the Horizon Europe (HE) Cluster 6 Info days about the Work Programme 2023. This Work Programme includes 100 topics proposing over 880 Millions of EU funding to support the best actions. This...
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New publication in Journal of Networking and Network Applications

Researchers in DEMETER from DunavNET, University of Donja Gorica and University of Belgrade have published a paper in the Journal of Networking and Network Applications (2022). The paper is titled, “Qualitative parameter analysis for Botrytis cinerea forecast modelling using IoT sensor networks’. Botrytis cinerea is a fungus that affects many plant species but attacks wine...