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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...
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Interview Series: Fabienne Seibold, John Deere

In this edition of our interview series, we catch up with Fabienne Seibold from John Deere. Fabienne is the leader of the Pilot Cluster 2 within DEMETER. The cluster focuses on arable crops but specifically on the usage of agricultural machinery and the establishment of precision farming. The pilots concentrate on monitoring arable crops through...
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Factors impacting farmers’ adoption of digital agriculture

Ethan Cleary, Ag Tech Policy & Innovation Executive, The Irish Farmers’ Association. Introduction European agriculture is facing an increasingly challenging future, with significant market and regulatory pressures to develop more environmentally sustainable practices while increasing productivity. Data-driven technologies play a critical role in addressing these challenges. With farming data being more abundant now than it...
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DEMETER presented at Global IoT Summit

DEMETER was presented recently at the virtual Global IoT Summit (GIOTS) which took place on June 3rd. As part of the presentation on ‘Agri-food Research Centres as Drivers of Digital Transformation for Smart Agriculture’  by Juan Antonio Martinez of Odin Solutions (OdinS), Juan A. Lopez Morales and Antonio F. Skarmeta of University of Murcia (UMU),...
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Interview Series: Azucena Sierra from Tragsa

In the next edition of our interview series, we catch up with Azucena Sierra from TRAGSA Group. Azucena is the leader of the Pilot Cluster 1. Can you tell us a bit about your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project? TRAGSA Group is a company which provides the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture with...
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First edition of DEMETER newsletter out now

The first edition of the H2020 DEMETER project newsletter is out now. Click here to view the newsletter and learn more about DEMETER, the pilot clusters and the progress made to date.  We also catch up with one of our partners, DNET Labs, to hear more about their role in DEMETER. If you haven’t received...