FAO The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report launched
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has today (2nd Nov) launched its latest report – The State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) 2022: Leveraging agricultural automation for transforming agrifood systems. At the launch of the event, Qu Dongyu, Director-General of FAO spoke about the need for automation with scale neutrality ensuring it...
Helping potato farmers make better informed decisions
The goal of the pilot “open platform for improved crop monitoring on potato farms” is to assist farmers in making sense of the data they collect, specifically data from harvesting machine. AVR Connect, the IoT cloud platform that collects data from AVR machinery (potato planters, trailed harvesters, and self-propelled harvesters), has been linked with WatchITgrow,...
DEMETER Pilot User Satisfaction Survey
The DEMETER Pilot User Satisfaction Survey assesses the DEMETER pilots round 1 from the pilot farmers’ perspective
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....