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Farmer-driven innovation towards sustainable and climate resilient food systems

by Ambra Raggi, Policy Officer, World Farmers’ Organisation, WFO From October 31st to November 12th, the United Kingdom, in partnership with Italy, hosted the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference. World leaders, alongside negotiators, government representatives and other relevant stakeholders, convened in Glasgow for twelve days of talks on how to accelerate action towards a successful...
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DEMETER survey for farmers regarding Smart Farming Technologies

DEMETER, a project funded by the European Commission, focused on the digital transformation of the agri-food sector, has prepared a survey to better understand farmers’ needs, interests and concerns regarding the adoption and use of Smart–Farming Technologies. With these survey results, DEMETER can contribute to the body of knowledge regarding such technologies but also ensure farmers’...
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H2020 project ATLAS hosting Demonstration Day

ATLAS, the Horizon 2020 project, which aims to develop an open interoperability network for agricultural applications is hosting a Demonstration Day on 24th November 2021. This Demo Day will bring together speakers from the agricultural sector to explore the benefits of data-driven agriculture using the ATLAS Interoperability Network within a multitude of pilot studies. Organised...
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New blog – Interview with Cristina Cionga from Romanian Maize Growers Association

In this blog post we talk to Cristina Cionga from the Romanian Maize Growers Association, who recently organised their annual Maize Day event.  This event showcases digital technologies and included the IoT Corn Decision Support Platform currently being used in one of the DEMETER pilots. Can you tell us about yourself and the APPR? The...
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DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs announce Gender in Agritech Webinar

DEMETER and SmartAgriHubs, leading Horizon2020 projects promoting the digital transformation of the European agri-food sector, are organising a free webinar on October 15th at 11AM (CET) to discuss the  importance of gender diversity in agritech. Prominent professionals representing farmers, farmer organisations, technology and innovation projects will analyse the current status of the gender gap in...
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Interview Series: Bart Beusen from VITO

In this edition of our interview series, we catch up with Bart Beusen at VITO to learn more about pilot 3.4. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project?   Hi, my name is Bart Beusen, I’m a researcher/data scientist at the remote sensing department of VITO....
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DEMETER Pilot Update – Martin Klopfer, WP5 Leader

Everything in DEMETER revolves around our 20 Pilots and the real-world use cases and requirements they bring to the table. The objective is to ensure that whatever we develop in DEMETER can be of use to other stakeholders in the smart agricultural domain, but first and foremost to the farmers. The topics, scope and size...
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Interview Series: Diego Guidotti from Agricolus

In this edition of our interview series, we catch up with Diego Guidotti from Agricolus. Diego is the leader of the Pilot Cluster 3 within DEMETER. The cluster supports farmers in protecting the health and the quality of production, focusing on several fruit and vegetables crops in several European countries. Two pilots are crop oriented:...
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Benchmarking at Farm Level Decision Support System- Pilot Project

In this blog post, we learn more about Pilot 2.4 ‘Benchmarking at Farm Level Decision Support System’. Pilot Overview This pilot aims at developing services to support the benchmarking on the productivity and sustainability performance of the farms, leveraging and extending existing decision support system for farmers (DSS). This will involve monitoring different conditions and...
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Interview Series: Dr. Ing. Jaroslav SMEJKAL from LESPROJEKT

In this edition of our interview series, we talk with Dr. Ing. Jaroslav SMEJKAL from LESPROJEKT  who is leading the pilot project 2.3 focusing on Data Brokerage Service and Decision Support System for Farm Management.   Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your organization, and your involvement in the DEMETER project?   My name...