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EFITA newsletter / 736 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, Bruno TISSEYRE
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), tisseyre(a)

So I say to you, the people of Europe, don't forget who you are (a lecon of optimism by President Obama)
You are the heirs to a struggle for freedom. You're the Germans, the French, the Dutch, the Belgians, the Luxembourgers, the Italians -- and yes, the British -- (applause) -- who rose above old divisions and put Europe on the path to union. (Applause.)

You’re the Poles of Solidarity and the Czechs and Slovaks who waged a Velvet Revolution. You’re the Latvians, and Lithuanians and Estonians who linked hands in a great human chain of freedom. You’re the Hungarians and Austrians who cut through borders of barbed wire. And you’re the Berliners who, on that November night, finally tore down that wall. You’re the people of Madrid and London who faced down bombings and refused to give in to fear.

And you are the Parisians who, later this year, plan to reopen the Bataclan. You’re the people of Brussels, in a square of flowers and flags, including one Belgian who offered a message -- we need “more.” More understanding. More dialogue. More humanity.

That's who you are. United, together. You are Europe -- “United in diversity.” Guided by the ideals that have lit the world, and stronger when you stand as one. (Applause.)

As you go forward, you can be confident that your greatest ally and friend, the United States of America, stands with you, shoulder-to-shoulder, now and forever. Because a united Europe -- once the dream of a few -- remains the hope of the many and a necessity for us all.



Modelia / Afia

>>> Séance de l'Académie d'Agriculture de France "Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture" (23 mars 2016)
Voir :

>>> Big Data et Agriculture (10 mars 2016)
Voir :

API Agro (10 février 2016)
La conférence "API-AGRO", organisée par l'Acta, a rassemblé plus de 150 personnes autour des API et de l'Agriculture Numérique... Revivez la conférence organisée par les partenaires du projet.
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>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture (19 juin 2015)
Voir :

>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 2ème partie (7 janvier 2015)
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>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
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>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 1ère partie : état des lieux et perspectives (12 novembre 2013)
Voir :

>>> La modélisation entre recherche et développement agricole, allers et retours... Des modèles scientifiques aux outils logiciels : ambitions, expériences, réflexions, propriété intellectuelle (29 mars 2013)

Voir :

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

GW nominated as "Officier du Mérite Agricole" by the French Minister of Agriculture (January 31, 2016).
Dear Guy,
Congratulations for this recognition of tenacity and dedication to ICT in Agriculture in evolution.
So well deserved. With best wishes for more to come,
Contact: Dr. Ehud GELB
E-mail: ehud.gelb(a)

World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016
2-6 May 2016, GENOVA (CH)
ICTs for agriculture – opportunities for youth, smart solutions for farmers
As part of its continued efforts to promote youth entrepreneurs and ICTs, CTA is staging a number of events at the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2016.

ICTs for agriculture – opportunities for youth, smart solutions for farmers (CTA – NL)

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A selection of mobile applications related to agriculture and rural development that have been previously featured in ICT Update

Sentera transforms Inspire Drone into affordable precision scouting tool

New smart phone game educates about ag, construction
Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicks off election season in a new way - a game you can download. And a road trip to go along with it.

Farmers have chance to support new ag tech

New smart phone game educates about ag, construction

Putting data to work - Part 1
Big Data is all it's cracked up to be, provided you pull together your information and maximize its use. Once you've collected all that information just how will you put it to work?

Putting data to work - Part 2
Just how will you put Big Data to work on your operation? In this installment we continue our look at the issue, including a resource guide for your farm.


Can the Republican Party solve its science denial problem?
Evolution and climate science denial are predominant on the political right; there is no equivalent on the left


A blonde calls the fire department to report a fire.

The fireman asks: "How can we get there?"

The blonde responds: "Duh, the big red truck!"

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