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The Importance of Farm Advisors in the roll out of Digital Technologies

Farm advisors are important actors in the roll out of digital technologies.  Dr. Teresa Hooks of H2020 project FAIRshare discusses the farm advisors’ role and how the project is directly addressing the need to engage advisors. The advance of digital technologies has grown substantially in recent times and this has become even more apparent during...
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Interview with DEMETER farmer

Potato farmer Jacob van den Borne participates in the pilot on “Open Platform for Improved Crop Monitoring in Potato Farms”. He is a pioneer in precision farming. Jacob collects a lot of data from his fields and uses the data to optimize field activities. He uses various platforms to visualize and analyze the data, including...
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ATLAS – Developing an open interoperability network for agricultural applications

 Manolis Tsantakis,  ATLAS Communication and Dissemination Coordinator Can you explain to us about the ATLAS project and its objectives? Modern farming is switching to a data-driven approach. Connectivity and interoperability of systems and equipment used in agriculture are crucial factors in the digital transformation of the sector. The ATLAS Interoperability Network will provide the means...
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DEMETER Pilot Co-Creation Workshops

Nils Hempelmann, Open Geospatial (OGC) and DEMETER WP5 (Pilot Management) Leader The DEMETER pilots cover a wide spectrum of sub-sectors: arable crops, irrigated crops, fruit production and livestock (poultry, dairy, animal welfare). These pilots are used to demonstrate and evaluate how innovations and extended capabilities benefit from the interoperability mechanisms and integrate with the set...
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Open Call project results and DEMETER synergies

Ramón Alcarria, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). UPM participate in two of the DEMETER pilots and also collaborate in the establishment of the multi-actor approach framework and monitoring activities for Open Call newcomers. Open Call challenges and winners: The first DEMETER Open Call, called DEVELOP, attracted and engaged SMEs with technology products that can be...
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DEMETER as an Interoperability platform with support of multiple standards

Arne Berre, SINTEF and DEMETER Standardisation Activity Coordinator One of the key challenges towards the realization of smart farming solutions is related to the lack of interoperability between different systems and platforms in the agri-food sector, especially the ones offered by different technology providers. It is also a concern for farmers that the technology that...
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New White Paper: Decision Support, Benchmarking and Performance Indicator Monitoring Tools

To enable the achievement of the DEMETER objectives, and to promote the targeted technological, business, adoption and socio-economic impacts, DEMETER is designing and developing a targeted decision support system (DSS) enabling the delivery of tailored advisory services to the agricultural sector. This DSS combines the data analytics from WP2 (Work Package 2 – Data and...
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DEMETER participates in Innoseta Networking Event

The DEMETER coordinator Kevin Doolin participated in the Innoseta – Thematic Network networking event alongside nine other EU projects (FAIRshare, Eureka, IPM works, SmartAgriHubs, SmartChain, Smart Protect, AgriLink and NextFood). The aim of the event was to share objectives, challenges and ideas for improving education in agriculture. The presentations and discussions can be viewed here.  
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New Publication: Quality of Information within Internet of Things Data

Researchers Tomás Alcañiz, Aurora González-Vidal, Alfonso P. Ramallo and Antonio F. Skarmeta of University of Murcia have published a Chapter called ‘Quality of Information within Internet of Things Data’ in ‘Data Integrity and Quality’, edited by Santhosh Kumar Balan.  The work is partly sponsored by DEMETER. A full copy of the chapter is available here...
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DEMETER participates at 2021 IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things

DEMETER participated at the 2021 IEEE 7th World Forum on Internet of Things which is taking place from 14th June to 31st July 2021. In the plenary panel on ‘European IoT Research and Large-Scale Pilots – Lessons Learned and Future Research Perspectives” an overview of the European Community research program achievements and plans for the...