Paris, 28 July 2008
EFITA newsletter / 372 / European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health
1 - 3 September 2008 - AARHUS, Denmark
We cordially invite you to take part in the Nordic Meeting on Agricultural Occupational Health (NMAOH) in Denmark in September 2008. The meeting will take place in Aarhus from 1 to 3 September 2008.
Who should attend? Everyone who works with occupational health in agriculture.
For instance occupational health professionals, scientists, agricultural schools, authorities, farmers organizations, workers organizations, media and insurance companies. All of the above are invited to give oral presentations or poster presentations on different themes covering occupational health in agriculture. The official language of the meeting will be English.
There are four main themes:
- Accidents and the prevention of accidents – always relevant in agriculture and this year closen as an EU priority
- Psychological working environment – farmers are under more pressure than ever – this the is another EU priority
- Noise – everyone loves the growl of a tractor engine – or? Hearing damage is a serious problem in all lines of business
- Muscolo-skeletal disorders – a major couse of disability and sick leave. Heavy lifting, unhealthy working postures etc. How can we reduce this problem in agriculture?
And two open themes:
- Implementation of working invironment management – working environment management as change management?
- Allergies and respiratory tracts – dust, chemicals, animals – farmers get allergies too.
Finally this year’s Agricultural Working Environment Award will be presented to a farmer who has done something extraordinary in order to create a good working environment on his farm.
See more on the NMAOH website
Contact: Henry JØRGENSEN
Green tourism in eight EU countries and the DVD AgroTour.net, an e-learning tool for agrotourism training
55th AgriMMedia Seminar - Paris - MNE – 16 September 2008 – From 2 pm to 6 pm
Contact: Guy WAKSMAN
5th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment and 11th Symposium on Chemistry and Fate of Modern Pesticides
22 - 25 October 2008 – MARSEILLE
Contact: Serge CHIRON (Conference Chairman)
EuroTier: More than 1,600 exhibitors from all over the world registered already
11 - 14 November - HANOVER
The international DLG exhibition for animal husbandry and management – EuroTier 2008 – is held at the Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany, for the eighth time from 11 to 14 November 2008. EuroTier is Europe's most comprehensive information bourse for professional animal husbandry. The leading companies in the sector are represented in Hanover with a complete programme and many innovations. Currently, almost 1,600 exhibitors from a total of 45 countries have already registered. This represents a 30 percent increase compared with two years ago. The exhibition area has also grown by about one third to now 170,000 m2.
Contact: M. CONLONG
Hotels in France developed some new interesting statistical maps of France
We also developed some statistical content about France. You can find it on:
Contact :Rene HUSKEN
European pupils and students seem ready to acquire knowledge on Organic Agriculture
The first results of Organic.Edunet research in schools and universities are optimistic: European pupils and students seem ready to acquire knowledge on Organic Agriculture and Agri-Ecology
The Organic.Edunet online questionnaire (http://www.organic-edunet.eu/organic/resources/show.html?id=5) was promoted since the beginning of March 2008 to as many academics, teachers, students and other individuals involved with OA and AE as possible. Available in more than one language to facilitate users (6 languages for academics and 8 languages for school teachers), this survey offered an excellent opportunity to capture the diversity of their viewpoints as well as pinpoint their main constraints and opportunities on OA and AE. In addition to (complementary to) the Internet-based questionnaire, a corresponding hard copy version was available to interested parties and were later inserted to the system by agents of the project participant partners.
Until today, almost 1,400 participants from all around Europe voluntarily logged on to the website to contribute their professional experience and valuable ideas! Some initial, interesting findings came already out.
Initially, many primary, secondary and upper secondary school teachers would like to incorporate material about OA/AE (almost 72% percent in primary education, 89% in secondary education and 95% in upper secondary education).
Moreover, it is evident that the number of pupils interested in OA/AE, according to their teachers, is significantly larger than the number of pupils who currently know about OA/AE-an encouraging seventy percent shows interest. This is a clear sign that the need and will to learn more about OA/AE is present, therefore creating more material and better conditions in classrooms to help learn more about OA/AE, is decisive.
Organic.Edunet is a Multilingual Federation of Learning Repositories with Quality Content for the Awareness and Education of European Youth about Organic Agriculture and Agro-Ecology. It is a 36-months (October 2007-September 2010) Targeted Project supported by the eContentplus programme of the European Commission. The project is coordinated by the Greek Research & Technology Network (GRNET S.A., http://www.grnet.gr) and involves 15 partners from 10 European countries. Organic.Edunet aims to facilitate the access, usage and exploitation of digital educational content related to Organic Agriculture and Agro-Ecology.
El café te altera
Un borracho acude a un bar y le pide al mozo que le sirva 3 cafés.
Si, uno para mí, otro para ti y otro para tu puta madre.
Al día siguiente, el mismo borracho le pide al mismo mozo tres cafés...
Si... tres... uno para mí, otro para ti y otro para tu puta madre.
El mozo no se pudo aguantar esta vez y salta al otro lado de la barra y le dio una soberana paliza al borracho.
Al día siguiente todo magullado, regresa el borracho.
El camarero lo recibe con ironía y le dice: Ah ¿Tres cafés?....
No. Responde el lesionadísimo borracho, sólo dos: uno para mí y otro para tu puta Madre, para ti no, porque el café te altera
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