Paris, 16 July 2007

EFITA newsletter / 319 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment is a global initiative to enhance sustainable agricultural development and food security by improving the use of information, communication, and associated technologies in the sector.

You are invited to participate in the First Featured Forum starting this week, 'Responding to Demand: The Focus of e-Agriculture'. If you haven't yet registered, please do so at:

The Objectives of the Forum are:

- to share opinions on the e-agriculture survey and its results, and to express any feelings on its conclusions;
- to share experiences of innovative systems in information and communication for agriculture;
- to discuss ways to develop agriculture information and communication systems that are driven by user demand, and to make existing systems more demand-driven.
The description of the schedule was sent to you in an email last week. You can also access the schedule in the Forum under 'Responding to Demand: The Focus of e-Agriculture'.
Contact : Charlotte MASIELLO
E-mail: Charlotte.Masiello(a)

1st Global Workshop on High Resolution Digital Soil Sensing and Mapping

ABIM-Lucerne 07, the Annual Meeting of the Biocontrol Industry
22 – 23 October – LUCERNE
The programme for the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting is this year again extremely attractive!
- Manufacturers and a selection of Scientists will present new Biocontrol systems
- Distributors will get the opportunity to get access to suppliers and get licenses
- Growers will be informed about new techniques and opportunities for alternative Plant Protection Agents/Products
- ABIM will present the Biocontrol market situation in North America, several European countries, Asia etc...
-New regulations in Europe and North America, including OECD view point, will be presented
Contact : Bernard BLUM
E-mail: agrometrix.blum(a)

Vth International Symposium on Wild Fauna
22 - 27 September 2007 - Chalkidiki, Greece.
Contact: Kostoulas POLYCHRONIS
E-mail: pkost(a)

2nd International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks
18-22 February, 2008 - in Innsbruck-Igls, Austria, from
This forum has been endorsed as the 110th EAAE-Seminar.
It is the objective of this Forum to provide an interdisciplinary and creative discussion environment with the aim of new ideas for innovative and multidisciplinary research in the food sector. Its focus is on the analysis of the food system dynamics and interdependencies; the identification of drivers for sustainable system dynamics in the decision sphere of the system actors (e.g. food chain management); and on the identification and promotion of potential system innovations.
Afternoons will be free for individual and group meetings for reflection, discussions, networking, and relaxation while skiing, walking, enjoying the mountain scenery or discovering the medieval roots of Innsbruck of the beautiful Inn valley.

>New in 2008: “Science meets Industry - Forum” on Friday 22nd of February.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is October 15, 2007. For further information please go to .
Contact: Melanie Fritz
Email: m.fritz(a)

Frases del humorista George Burns (fallecido en 1996, a los 100 años de edad)

Cuando yo era un niño, el Mar Muerto sólo estaba enfermo

El sexo a los 90, es como tratar de jugar al pool usando como taco una cuerda

El sexo es una de las 9 razones por las que me gustaría reencarnarme, las otras 8 son irrelevantes.

La gente me pregunta que regalo apreciaría mas para mi cumpleaños de 87, les contesto que una demanda de paternidad.

Me encanta cantar y me encanta tomar whisky. La mayoría de las personas prefieren escucharme tomar whisky.

Primero te olvidas de los nombres, luego te olvidas de las caras, después te olvidas de subirte el cierre de la bragueta, finalmente te olvidas de bajarlo.

La felicidad es tener una familia grande, amorosa, dedicada, unida, y en otra ciudad

¿Saben lo que significa llegar a casa de noche y encontrar una mujer que te de un poco de amor, un poco de afecto, y un poco de ternura? ¡ Significa que, lo más probable ,........ te equivocaste de casa !

A mi edad las flores me asustan

El secreto de un buen discurso es tener un buen comienzo, y un buen final, y luego tratar de que ambos estén lo más cerca posible.

Contact : Israel KITRON
E-mail: kitron1(a)

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