Paris, 29 October 2007

EFITA newsletter / 335 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

Special Issue on "Agricultural Metadata and Semantics"
It is our pleasure to inform you that the Call for Papers of the Special Issue "Agricultural Metadata and Semantics" in the International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies (IJMSO) has been just published.
Contact: Nikos MANOUSELIS
E-mail: nikosm(at)aua(dot)gr

3rd International Forum TIC21 on Sustainable Development, New technologies and Information Society
30 – 31 October - VALENCIENNES - France - A daily shuttle will go back and forth between Brussels and Valenciennes (booking in advance recommended).
Priority theme for 2007: Information and Communication Technology for energy efficiency and to fight climate change
The issues of the multiple workshops and focus groups are:
- Democracy and participation
- Energy efficiency and Environment
- Innovation and economic changes
- Innovation, new technologies and research
- E-inclusion
- Culture and education

Innovations, trends and visions…
13 – 17 November - HANOVRE
…key words in the campaign banner for this year’s world-beating Agritechnica agricultural machinery exhibition in Hanover reflect the future-oriented topics for a buoyant food and energy production sector.
Contact: Malene CONLONG
E-mail: m.conlong(a)

6th New Ag International Conference and Exhibition
2 - 4 April 2008 - NEW DELHI, India
Plant nutrition (foliar spray- fertigation), biostimulants, irrigation (microirrigation-sprinkler irrigation), biological plant protection (microbials, botanicals, natural substances and semiochemicals), sensors and information technology applied to crop management…

Journal of Agricultural Economics
- The War on Terror: Geographical Indications as a Transatlantic Trade Conflict
Tim Josling
- Subsistence Agriculture in Transition Economies: Its Roles and Determinants
Philip Kostov and John Lingard
- Multilateral Trade and Agricultural Policy Reforms in Sugar Markets
Amani Elobeid and John Beghin
- Trade and Environmental Policy: A Race to the Bottom?
Ian Sheldon
- Assessing CAP Reform: Sensitivity of Modelling Decoupled Policies
Alexandre Gohin

The Irish prostitute

An Irish daughter had not been home for over 5 years.

Upon her return, her father cussed her. "Where have ye been all this time? Why did ye not write to us, not even a line? Why didn't ye call? Can ye not understand what ye put yer old mum thru?

The girl, crying, replied, "Sniff, ...I became a prostitute.. .."

"Ye what!!? Out of here, ye shameless harlot! Sinner! You're a disgrace to this family."

"OK, dad-- as ye wish. I just came back to give mum this luxurious fur coat, title deed to a ten-bedroom mansion plus a savings certificate for $5 million. For me little brother, this gold Rolex and for ye daddy, the sparkling new Mercedes limited edition convertible that's parked outside plus a membership in the country club ... (takes a breath) ... and an invitation for ye all to spend New Years Eve on board me new yacht in the Riviera, and...."

"Now what was it ye said ye had become?" says dad.

Girl, crying again, "Sniff, sniff ... a prostitute dad! Sniff, sniff."

"Oh! Be Jesus! Ye scared me half to death, girl! I thought ye said a Protestant'. Come here and give yer old man a hug!"

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

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