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EFITA newsletter / 755 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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2 - 5 July 2017
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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,
3rd EU FRESH INFO forum (ICT / Fresh produces)
29 - 30 November ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands.
Information(technology) is changing the game in Fresh Produce. This
is the central theme of the 3rd EU FRESH INFO Forum & Roundtables.
For the third time in succession, Frug I Com will organize this leading
industry event on information management, information-standardization
and information technology and development in fresh produce. The event
will take place at the SS Rotterdam.
Zoetermeer, 20 October 2016 – Information technology is changing all
industries. Disruptive technologies pave the way for new companies and
new concepts. Who would have thought that Uber would be reorganizing
the taxi-business without a single taxi or that Air BNB would be the
biggest hotel without hotel rooms. New players, new game; but what is
the impact on the game in fresh produce ?
The third edition of the EU FRESH INFO Forum takes place at the SS Rotterdam
on 29 and 30 November in close collaboration with GS1 in Europe, the
International Federation for Produce Standards (IFPS) and the Fresh
>> Morning plenary sessions
The program will start with addressing the impact of the CHANGE of the
GAME in the Fresh Produce sector. Keynote speakers will highlight the
impact that new technology has on the customer and the entire supply
>> Breakout sessions
In the breakout sessions, six themes will be addressed that are essential
for companies not to be on Gartners’ EXIT-list. Gartner predicted that
“Digital business incompetence” will cause a quarter of businesses to
lose competitive ranking in 2017.
1. DATA QUALITY ; Together with GS1 Nederland, we go into detail on
how data quality is essential for fresh in retail supply.
2. FARM DATA ; More and more data from the farm is needed in the supply
chain. Results from the Farm Digital Research & Innovation Program
will be presented here.
3. TECHNOVATION ; Drones, robots and sensors are entering our sector:
an update on major developments.
4. LOGISTICS ; Without logistics, there will be no fruit and vegetables
on your plate. But what does the logistics of the future look like?
5. FACT DRIVEN ; BIGdata is changing the decision making process in
fresh produce: from managing with our own green fingers to model based
decisions: an update on how data is the oil of your company.
6. CAPABILITY TO CHANGE; One of the major issues is the capability needed
to change the use of new technology in a company. It requires change
of business processes, change of competences needed but also entails
the struggle with fear of the unknown. In this breakout session, special
attention will be given to this process of change and the people who
have to implement it.
>> Game over?
This will leave you with the question: should I do something or do I
need to wait? In an outlook called ‘Trendz! On to 2030 the impact on
the fresh game ’ renowned speaker Richard van Hooijdonk gives you the
unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of future trends and the impact
on fruits and vegetables.
>> Fresh Produce Centre Management Dinner
Change starts at the highest level. Digital transformation of the fresh
companies management is essential for the next generation of fresh produce.
The Management Dinner takes place on 29 November as part of the EU Forum.
During this Dinner, CEO’s of the Fresh Produce Centre members will discuss
the Change of the Game.
>> Fresh Technology Tour
On 29 November, a special tour will be organized for foreign visitors
along the most modern Dutch horticulture companies. This year, we will
visit the Urban Farm De Schilde: a hydroponics and aquaponics urban
cultivation on the roof of a disused office. For the latest developments
of logistics in the glasshouse, we will visit Ter Laak Orchids: where
every orchid has its own RFID chip!
Tech Investment Rises to Record $25 Billion
Investments by companies and venture capitalists in agricultural
technology reached a record of as much as $25 billion globally in 2015,
and that figure will probably grow again this year, according to a private
Real-time data analytics, sensors and robots are raising the prospect
of the “next green revolution” and are spurring start-ups, according
to the report released Tuesday by Boston Consulting Group and AgFunder,
which connects investors with agricultural companies and proposals online.
The investments include research and development, deals, partnerships,
equity stakes and technology centers. Early-stage funding from venture
capital firms reached $3 billion globally, up from $900 million in 2013
and $400 million in 2010, the groups said...
Can a hacker get you?
All software-driven systems are at risk of cyberattacks. Here’s
what manufacturers are doing to thwart them.
Grower organizations encourage manufacturers to implement AgGateway's
ADAPT for precision ag
A dozen leading U.S. grower organizations are hailing the collaborative
efforts that led to the new AgGateway ADAPT framework for interoperability
in precision ag systems - citing the many benefits to farmers, and are
calling on Farm Management Information System (FMIS) companies to formally
commit to integrating the ADAPT framework into their systems in the
Adas Services (UK)
Adas Digital (UK)
Contact: Lucy WILSON
Muddy Boots (UK)
Muddy Boots has 80 members of staff, with 2,000 customers, across
40 countries. Our software is used by 70% of the UK fresh produce industry,
with our global presence growing rapidly.
Hummingbird Technologies (UK)
> Drone-enabled data and imagery analytics for the precision farming
> Central focus on early detection of crop disease and accurate monitoring
of the rate of change in crop health
> Better and faster intelligence to help farmers lower agro-chemical
input costs and optimize yields
> Guidance & Autosteer For improved productivity and efficiency
> Autosection & Variable Rate Control: automatic control of all
> Farmworks Software: Integrated Farm Management Software
> Soil Sampling: For nutrient management and fertiliser/lime usage
> Holland Scientific Plant Sensors: Crop Circle Sensors for research
Soil Data Centre Newsletter No.94 (October 2016)
Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low
Ninety-seven per cent of food samples collected in the European Union
are free of pesticide residues or contain traces that are within legal
limits. The conclusion is part of EFSA’s latest annual report on pesticide
residues in food, which analyses the results of almost 83,000 food samples
from the 28 EU Member States – including Croatia for the first time –
as well as Iceland and Norway.
Jose Tarazona, Head of EFSA’s Pesticides Unit, said: “The high compliance
rates recorded for 2014 are in line with previous years, which means that
the EU is continuing to protect consumers by controlling the presence
of pesticide residues in food.
“Our annual report is a major undertaking that is rooted in the data we
receive from Member States. It would not be possible without the commitment
and expertise of our European partners, and we thank them for their contribution.”
What are pesticides and how do they get into our food?
Pesticides play an important role in maintaining yields of agricultural
crops. However, the residues from pesticides can potentially be harmful
to humans if they get into the food we eat. A pesticides expert at EFSA
explains the measures that are in place to reduce the risks.
« Science in agriculture: historical perspectives and prospective insights
>> Climate change and agriculture - Giampiero Maracchi
>> Biotechnology: solutions for our alimentation - Agnès Ricroch
and Louis-Marie Houdebine
Voir : http://www.academie-agriculture.fr/system/files_force/seances-colloques/20161012presentation8.pdf?download=1
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