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DEMETER at World Farmers Organization General Assembly

The World Farmers’ Organization held a General Assembly in Budapest from June 7th to 10th, 2022 with more than 200 participants attended (farmers from all over the world, farmer associations, high-level representatives of international organizations, governments, and private sector entities). The DEMETER project was presented at an exhibition booth and during the session “Innovative Solutions...
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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 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...
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Women in Agriculture – Georgian Farmers’ Association

In this blog post, Irina Tkhelidze, Project Manager at the Georgian Farmers’ Association (GFA) and DEMETER partner shares with us the many initiatives they are involved with to support women in agriculture. The economic empowerment of women is of paramount importance and an absolute prerequisite to achieve gender equality and sustainable development. Unfortunately, at the...
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The Farmer’s Voice – DEMETER survey and webinar

On 31st March, DEMETER held ‘ The Farmer’s Voice‘ webinar to share the results of our survey to better understand the drivers and barriers to farmers’ adoption of smart technologies. The webinar was organised in association with the World Farmer’s Organisation (WFO) and THRIVE | SVG Ventures. Panels of experts including farmers, technology providers and...
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New publication: The importance of data quality assessment for machinery data in the field of agriculture

Researchers from DEMETER, Morteza Abdipourchenarestansofla of John Deere and Christof Schroth of  Fraunhofer IESE have a new publication titled ‘The importance of data quality assessment for machinery data in the field of agriculture”. The pilot study in DEMETER ‘In-Service Monitoring of Agricultural Machinery” is used to investigate data quality issues for machinery data. This use...
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The Farmer’s Voice: Barriers and Drivers to Technology Adoption

DEMETER in association with SVG Ventures | THRIVE is organizing an online event titled ‘The Farmer’s Voice: Discussing Drivers and Barriers to Technology Adoption’ on 31st March at 2-3.30PM (CET). The webinar will share results of the recent DEMETER survey which aimed to better understand farmers’ needs, interests and concerns regarding the adoption and use of Smart Farming Technologies....
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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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DEMETER Open Call webinar – 11th January 2022

The DEMETER project has launched its second open call, DEPLOY, to fund the deployment of new pilots in the agri-food sector, offering grants up to EUR 150.000 (equity-free). DEPLOY aims to increase the outreach of the DEMETER value proposition by funding small consortia of 2-3 partners for the deployment of new, high-value pilots in the...
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Farmers are the most trusted group within the food sector says a report by EIT Food

A study of 20,000 consumers across 18 European countries reveals trust in the food sector has increased over the course of 2020, yet the majority of consumers don’t consider the sector to be working in the public interest. The EIT Food Trust Report surveyed 19 800 consumers from 18 European countries to measure trust in...