- 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
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
AGRITECHNICA – The world’s largest trade fair for agricultural machinery
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
Selected Agro-Know news & information on agri-food information &
Contact: Vassilis PROTONOTARIOS
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!)
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
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
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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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
Mick Harkin, ex Secretary of EFITA, who has kept us amused with his
Friday Jokes over the years, has published a book on Amazon entitled "Jokes,
Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit".
Contact: Mick HARKIN
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