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EFITA newsletter / 753 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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- France at SupAgro Ag University
Jean-Pierre CHANET (Irstea)
Bruno TISSEYRE (AgroTIC SupAgro)
Olivier NAUD (Irstea)
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a)irstea.fr, tisseyre(a)supagro.inra.fr,
M. Jean-Marie Savalle, creator and CEO of the Isagri group has been
awarded by the ”Académie d’Agriculture de France” with its gold medal
the 5th of October, 2016
Jean-Marie-Savalle and Gérard Tendron,
Secretary of the Académie d’agriculture de France
Jean-Marie-Savalle and Guy Waksman,
Member of the Académie d’agriculture de France
>>> A portrait
of the Isagri Group in figures: revenue, human resources and activities
> 132 million
ISAGRI proved a steady growth through the years with a reported revenue
of 132 million euros for the 2011-2012 financial year (July 2011 - June
> 9th French software company
ISAGRI is among the leaders : 9th French software company in 2011 according
to Truffle . With more than 110 000 users, Isagri is one of the biggest
farming software providers in the world.
> 30 countries
As an international company, ISAGRI is present in more than 30 countries.
> 1250 employees
ISAGRI has more than 1250 employees in France and worldwide. Among them,
250 people are dedicated to R&D.
The access to agricultural
data for research and innovation activities in agriculture, food and environment.
The position of French Agricultural Technical Institutes members of ACTA
> Livre "L'accès aux données pour la recherche et l'innovation
en agriculture. Position des Instituts Techniques Agricole" (PDF,
> Synthèse "10 Recommandations pour favoriser l’accès et la valorisation
des données" (PDf, 4 pages)
de présentation et communiqué
de presse du 18 octobre 2016
Contact: François BRUN, Mehdi SINET, Sylvain GALLOT
E-mail: francois.brun(a)acta.asso.fr, m.sine(a)arvalisinstitutduvegetal.fr,
on "Smart Rural Buildings: Food Security, Safety and Sustainability”:
Improving knowledge for rural building design and management
SAIE Bologna Fiere 20 Ottobre 2016 - Università di Bologna 21 Ottobre
SAIE Bologna Fiere October 20th, 2016 – University of Bologna October
Farmers, building industry, professionals and academia meet to discuss
the most topical challenges.
This conference aims at presenting the results of international research
work and innovative experiences in the Rural Construction and Environmental
Land Management field. It will focus on interdisciplinary contributions
and include participation from the private sector and practitioners. Members
of Section 2 of the Italian Association of Agricultural Engineering and
other international guests will present successful models in the food
& wine building and environmental sector, including the state of the
art of rural buildings research. Particular attention is given to sustainability
and technological innovation issues. Designers and experts in the building
and construction sector, public and private institutions, farms and agrifood
industries, the academic community, and professionals in related fields
are invited to attend the conference. Impacts and expected research outcomes
will focus on product quality, food safety, energy and resource efficiency,
precision monitoring and modeling with an aim to integrate environmental,
economic and social sustainability of building and equipment systems.
Presentations will be made in English.
The construction and the agrifood sectors will both benefit from the outcomes
of the conference. Roundtables that include partner companies, researchers,
international experts, and SMEs, will address contemporary topics of interest.
SAIE, Bologna’s international building and construction platform, is an
ideal venue to present contributions, share experiences and ideas, to
achieve an effective exchange between academia, companies, and public
and private organizations.
The first day of the conference will consist of two sessions, the first
focused on construction and equipment for protection and processing of
agricultural products, and the second on construction and equipment for
livestock, horticultural and fruit production.
The second day will focus on perspectives and applications of research
and technological development in the rural construction and rural land
management fields. Attention to the contribution by PhD students, PhD,
post doc, and research collaborators.
See : https://eventi.unibo.it/smart-rural-buildings-saie-2016
announces deal for Precision Planting products
In new court papers, Deere and Monsanto deny DOJ 'monopoly' claims
With Deere’s proposed acquisition of Precision Planting stalled, the
companies insist growers would benefit from more retail outlets and innovation.
See : http://farmindustrynews.com/planters/new-court-papers-deere-and-monsanto-deny-doj-monopoly-claims
Data analysis can uncover hidden farm costs
Running a profitable farm business is hard.
Granular is farm management software that makes it easier.
Smart phone news, self-driving car milestone
Tech world talks Google innovations, Verizon drone data plan and Facebook
looking at free web offering for the U.S.
Voir : http://farmindustrynews.com/technology/smart-phone-news-self-driving-car-milestone
Bayer takes over Monsanto and GMO critics take an aspirin by André
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