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DEMETER presented at Villaggio Coldiretti

“Villaggio Coldiretti” is an exhibition organized by Coldiretti in several Italian towns. During the event, there are several activities and booths, alongside a farmers’ market with farmers from different Italian regions. In one of the booths dedicated to the different activities conducted by Coldiretti, space is given to Research & Innovation activities. During the event...
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DEMETER attends the World Ploughing Championships in Ireland

Walton Institute represented DEMETER at the Irish National and World Ploughing Championships on 20-22nd September, 2022. Europe’s largest agricultural and outdoor event welcomed over 250,000 people across the three days in the countryside of Ratheniska, Co. Laois, approximately 90minutes from Dublin City. Dave Hearne and Grainne Dilleen, both DEMETER researchers from Walton Institute joined colleagues...
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DEMETER to participate in World Farmers’ Organisation General Assembly

The 2022 World Farmers’ Organisation General Assembly will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from June 7 to 10, 2022. DEMETER will be participating with an exhibition booth at the event and will also take part in the thematic session (plenary) ‘Innovative Solutions and Business Models to Enable a Farmer-Driven Digital Transformation of Agriculture’ moderated by...
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Understanding user requirements for the SOCS platform

Introduction In early February, DEMETER carried out two workshops: one with a farmer user group and the second with technical providers, to better understand the requirements from each user group regarding the SOCS platform. SOCS, the DEMETER Stakeholder Open Collaboration Space, is an online platform dedicated to all stakeholders (farmers, advisors, and suppliers) where they can...
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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...
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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...