EFITA Newsletter 2 April 2007

EFITA newsletter / 303 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Next AgriMMedia seminar
15 May – PARIS
New web tools: blog, RSS, wiki, podcast, video on the Internet, web TV, web conference… (in French).
See: http://www.acta-informatique.fr?d=6752

Looking for agricultural videos on the web and agricultural web TV
ACTA Informatique is organising a (so-called) AgriMMedia on 15 May on new web tools: blog, RSS, wiki, podcast, video on the Internet, web TV, web conference… Please, could you inform me about agricultural web sites proposing videos and agricultural web TV channels that are available in your country or elsewhere? Rural subjects (e.g. rural tourism as well mechanical engineering) are welcomed too.
Contact: Guy WAKSMAN
E-mail: waksman(a)acta-informatique.fr

Looking for information about "green" tourism in Europe
Have you information about numbers of farmers developing agritourism activities in Europe? Have you an idea where we could find this information?
See: http://www.agrotour.net
Contact: Guy WAKSMAN
E-mail: waksman(a)acta-informatique.fr

Organic farming research: project proposals submitted to the CORE organic pilot call for trans-national research
See: http://www.coreorganic.org/corenews/march07/index.html

agriChina offers the ideal platform for making first contacts
Doing business in China is never straightforward for westerners. Experienced incomers will tell you there’s a completely different approach to business with deals often only successfully completed following a period of effective relationship building or networking. Networking is based on personal contacts. These take time to build-up and there are unwritten rules, often subtle and challenging. Where and how to start is crucial and the international exhibition agriChina in Beijing offers the ideal setting for this. Held this year from April 26 – 28 at the China National Agricultural Exhibition Center it is the only platform offering access to the important decision makers in Chinese agribusiness. agriChina is also aimed at providing the Chinese market with the right kind of high quality agricultural information crucial for growth in this expanding market – a market receiving continuous political attention.
See: http://www.dlg.org/en/press/press_office.html?struts=publicArtikelDetail.do&artikelId=1077&spracheId=2&kategorieId=1&bereich=News
Contact: Malene Conlong
E-Mail: M.Conlong(a)DLG.org

Aren't older women great?!
When I was married for 25 years, I took a look at my wife one day and said:
"Honey, 25 years ago, we had a cheap apartment, a cheap car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10 inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 25 year old blonde.
Now, we have a nice house, nice car, big bed and plasma screen TV, but I'm sleeping with a 50 year old woman. It seems to me that you are not holding up your side of things."

My wife is a very reasonable woman. She told me to go out and find a hot 25 year old blonde and she would make sure that I would once again be living in a cheap apartment, driving a cheap car, sleeping on a sofa bed.

Aren't older women great?! They really know how to solve your mid-life crisis.

Contact: Mick HARKIN
E-mail: harkin(a)iol.ie

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