The BDVA Data Week session on ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture’ took place on May 25th, 2021. This session built upon previous successful sessions on the data-driven transformation of agriculture held at EBDVF and focused specifically on the creation of a European data space for smart agri-food applications, as committed by the EU Member States in the declaration on “A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas” signed In April 2019.
The session was hosted by Nuria De Lama (of DEMETER and Atos) with the main goal of understanding what a European Data Space for Agriculture means and what it could look like. In order to do so, the workshop provided a journey through several elements, starting with the motivation and economics of data sharing in Agriculture, going through the requirements and building blocks needed to implement such data space and exposing some of the existing experiences, both in terms of business cases that exemplify the value of reusing data in this sector and preliminary efforts in setting up platforms and embryonic data spaces in agriculture.
Ioanna Roussaki of NTUA presented the DEMETER Agricultural Information Model (AIM) and Srdjan Krco of DNET and DEMETER discussed the Open DEI Position Paper on ‘Design Principles for Data Spaces’ to which he contributed.