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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 14 September 2015

EFITA newsletter / 708 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Proverb provided by my friend Abbas AHMADI, University of California Davis
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Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, Bruno TISSEYRE
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), tisseyre(a)

Danube Open (Geo) Data Hackathon & Developers' Workshops
15-17 October – BRATISLAVA

New Webinar@AIMS: AKstem service: supporting AGRIS data providers in publishing their content to AGRIS
Date: 18 September 2015 - 11:00 Rome Time (Use Time Converter to calculate the time difference between your location and Rome, Italy)

The webinar will present how the AKstem service, developed by Agro-Know, is used for facilitating the registration of new AGRIS data providers and the submission of their collections to AGRIS, providing an improved interaction with the AGRIS data processing unit. Additionally, the ways and methods that AGRIS data providers can contribute their bibliographic information (metadata) to AGRIS will be presented.

The webinar is addressed to both potential and existing AGRIS data providers, as it will be an opportunity to gain a better understanding on the new service and its functionalities. This webinar is also open to information management specialists, librarians, software developers and other stakeholders.


Contact: FAO AIMS team
E-mail: AIMS(a)

AGRITECHNICA – The world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery and equipment
10-14 November 2015 – HANOVER - Germany
Innovations in agricultural machinery and equipment and the latest solutions and concepts for the future of plant production are presented every two years at AGRITECHNICA in Hanover, Germany. The world’s leading exhibition for agricultural machinery and equipment will be held again from 8 to 14 November 2015.

WCCA/AFITA 2016: Agri-food ICT Convergence in Creative Agriculture
21-24 June - SUNCHON National University - KOREA
Contact: Hyun Yoe
E-mail: yhyun(a)


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Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, François BRUN
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), francois.brun(a)

Selected Agro-Know news & information on agri-food information & knowledge management
Contact: Vassilis PROTONOTARIOS
E-mail: vprot(a)

Benchmark your precision payoffs by David Hest (Crop Weekly)
Using the TrueHarvest yield benchmarking service offered through his co-op, MKC, Blew knows that the combination of variable-rate technologies he used on an irrigated field paid off handsomely in 2014. Following harvest in 2015, he will use the se.

The new sheepdog (in French and amazing!)


Swincar: a spider car
Here we are, Swincar comes to life after many years of research, reflections, testing and developments, we are now ready to share with you our adventure ... and the pleasure of this extraordinary vehicle!
Swincar, this electric vehicle with exceptional field skills was developed by reinventing a tilting technology on fully mechanical bases.
It will allow you to rediscover the pleasure of ridding in the mountains, in the forests, in the fields or along the beach enjoying the fresh air, the sound of the wind, of the waves or the birds without noise or air pollution.
Whether you are curious, passionate, professional, dealer or investor, this Web site will give you a lot of information but nothing will replace a real test to discover this technological innovation that has received many awards and an outstanding public reception.

Nice slideshow: Fun Facts About Fruits and Vegetables

Two People Dead as Cucumber Salmonella Outbreak Worsens (Organic food products (?) may be as dangerous than non-organic food products)
Contamination usually occurs when the outside of the cucumber comes in contact with fecal matter, usually from contaminated irrigation water or manure.

My remark (GW): This is a disaster for the victims as well as for this family of producers who seems to be very nice and competent.

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