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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 20 June 2016

EFITA newsletter / 741 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Contact : Jean-Pierre CHANET, Bruno TISSEYRE
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Invitation to new Webinar@AIMS: OKAD & F1000Research - A very different Approach to Publishing Agricultural Research
28th June - 16:00pm

>>> Take part in the webinar and learn more about open publishing of agricultural knowledge in the OKAD channel of F1000Research!
28th June 2016 - 16:00 Rome Time

Open access has been a positive force in scientific publishing. But the removal of paywalls and restrictive licencing are not the only issues that need to be tackled; unnecessary delays to publication, irreproducible findings, publication biases, and poor access to underlying data and code also need to be addressed. This is especially important in agriculture and nutrition research where quick, unrestricted access to knowledge is crucial to solving urgent issues including food security, biodiversity conservation, and emerging infectious diseases in crops and animals.
This webinar will cover how the novel approaches taken by the publication venue
Open Knowledge in Agricultural Development (OKAD) and the publishing platform it is hosted on, F1000Research, are addressing these issues. OKAD publishes academic articles, posters and slide presentations involving open knowledge projects within all areas of agriculture, nutrition and agro-biodiversity. By using F1000Research’s post-publication peer review platform, OKAD ensures rapid access to research within days of submission. Experts are invited to peer review upon publication, and their signed peer review reports are published alongside the article. All articles and any associated data and code are made publically available.

>> Presenter. Thomas Ingraham, F1000Research
Tom is the Publishing Editor at F1000Research and has been involved with the publisher’s open science and editorial development since its inception in 2012. He helps manage several channels published on the platform, including OKAD, and is the lead on several of their open data-orientated projects.

>>> Date
28th June 2016 - 16:00 Rome Time (
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>>> Registration
Send an e-mail to, with your name, affiliation, country, e-mail and name of webinar.

Areas of interest:
Openness and sharing of research information and knowledge
Open knowledge
Open science
Fostering knowledge exchange

Beginning / end of the year

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A court ruling, farming game, a tech tour and buying a laptop
We're a little more ag heavy this week with a farm game we discovered on the National Geographic website and a data company goes on the road.
See :

The largest field robot in the world
See :


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.
Voir :

>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture (19 juin 2015)
Voir :

>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 2ème partie (7 janvier 2015)
Voir :

>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
Voir :

>>> 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)

Let us tell the story of the Venezuelan farmers and scientists who developed innovative crops but could never see them grow
Information provided by Thibault CORNELOUP
Mél : thi.loup3(a)


About Europeans
> Italians / Italians
“Your wife cracked such a good joke the other day, I almost fell out of bed.”

> Italians / Italians
“Notice on an Italian bus: don’t talk to the driver, he needs his hands.”

> Belgians / penny-pinching Dutch
“How do all Dutch recipes begin?”
“Borrow six eggs, 200g of flour, half a litre of milk…”

> Belgians / penny-pinching Dutch
“Why do the Dutch make so many jokes about the Belgians? ”
“Because they’re cheap”

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