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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 17 October 2016

EFITA newsletter / 753 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Montpellier - France at SupAgro Ag University


Contacts :
Jean-Pierre CHANET (Irstea)
Bruno TISSEYRE (AgroTIC SupAgro)
Olivier NAUD (Irstea)
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a), tisseyre(a), olivier.naud(a)

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

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Jean-Marie-Savalle and Gérard Tendron,
Secretary of the Académie d’agriculture de France
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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 2012)

> 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.
See: (2012)


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)
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)

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, 46 pages)

> Synthèse "10 Recommandations pour favoriser l’accès et la valorisation des données" (PDf, 4 pages)

> Support de présentation et communiqué de presse du 18 octobre 2016

Contact: François BRUN, Mehdi SINET, Sylvain GALLOT
E-mail: francois.brun(a), m.sine(a), sylvain.gallot(a)

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International Conference 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 2016
SAIE Bologna Fiere October 20th, 2016 – University of Bologna October 21st, 2016

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.
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Deere 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.
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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.
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Bayer takes over Monsanto and GMO critics take an aspirin by André Heitz

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