Understanding farmers’ adoption of smart technology
DEMETER follows a multi-actor approach (MAA) ensuring that newly developed technical solutions meet real life needs. Farmers are a key stakeholder group within the DEMETER ecosystem. Understanding their needs, interests and concerns regarding digital technologies is central to a positive outcome for the project. With this in mind, we created an online survey to share...
A review of The Changing Face of Agriculture event
Introduction On February 17th, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs joined forces to host an event titled ‘The Changing Face of Agriculture – discussing youth, gender and digitalisation in agriculture. Significant conclusions related to the age, gender, pay and education gap in agriculture can be extracted from the data gathered on the “Agriculture, forestry and fishery statistics —...
The generational and gender gap in agriculture
The European agricultural sector is undeniably facing several challenges including an ageing population and gender inequality. However, tackling these challenges head-on can provide a professional development opportunity for new generations, in which women will experience an acceleration towards equality. To clearly address the current status and the growing opportunities within farming, DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading...
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...
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.