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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 13 March 2017

EFITA newsletter / 773 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Call for papers - 2017 EFITA congress - Montpellier, France: The deadline has been postponed to March, 16 th!
Four days to submit your abstract!
I proposed a paper entitled: “French farmers: their ICT tools and their use of social networks”
See: http://www.efita2017.or

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The deadline in less than 4 days!

EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It was launched and is supported by the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). The first EFITA was held in 1997 and 2017 is the 11th of the series. Montpellier, France, had the pleasure to welcome the event in the pleasant site of the renowned Montpellier Supagro school.

Come and enjoy a nice atmosphere for knowledge sharing and thinking the future of ICT technologies within the agri-food and bioresource sectors. 200 participants are expected from around 30 countries.

The on-line abstract submission is open at until the 16th, March.

Abstracts of 2 maximum pages are requested for oral and poster communication.

Related events such as project meetings and invited sessions will take place within the conference schedule and facilities. GODAN, ACTA, ICT-AGRI, AGRO-EDI and many other partners and Universities will organize associated events.

Demonstrations, BtoB meetings and a technical tour to ICT in agriculture and territory management will be organized at the end of the conference (July, 5th and 6th). Many other surprises such as quality keynotes speakers and a social program allowing you to enjoy the sun and the softness of living of the south of France.

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15th New Ag Int'l Conference & Exhibition (The World's Leading Conference on High-Tech Agriculture)
15-17 March - BERLIN
- Irrigation (Micro Irrigation, Sprinkler Irrigation, Irrigation Control)
- Speciality Plant Nutrition (Fertigation, Foliar Spray & Micronutrients)
- Biostimulants
- Greenhouse Cropping
- New for 2017! Precision Ag - Sensors and Information Technology Applied to Crop Management

SEGES / Denmark
SEGES offers solutions for the agriculture and food sector of tomorrow. We develop business opportunities in close partnerships with our customers, research institutions and companies worldwide. SEGES is part of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council.
Contact: Nicolai Fog HANSEN
E-mail: nfh(a)

Smart AKIS - Smart Farming Network

Smart AKIS Network is proud to announce the launch of the Smart Farming Platform, an online and free platform hosted on Smart AKIS webportal, open to farmers, researchers, industry and advisory services with the following services
TECHNOLOGY DATABASE - Browse, search and assess a broad database of Smart Farming technologies available.

QUICK ASSESSMENT TOOL - If you need guidance and advice on the Smart Farming Technologies most suited to your needs, you can fill in a short survey that will propose those most closely fitting your needs.

TECHNOLOGY FEED - If you are a company providing smart farming technologies or a researcher, you can feed your products and solutions into the Platform's smart farming technology database.

MESSAGE BOARD - A moderated Message Board will be open to farmers, advisory services, agronomists, researchers and companies, allowing questions on the use of a given technology, searches for partners for collaboration, dissemination of events, surveys for testing new products or the need for new smart farming technologies, etc.

Register to the Smart Farming Platform on this link: CEMA - European Agricultural Machinery; ACTA; FRcuma de l'Ouest; BioSense Institute; Agricultural University Of Athens, Food Science And Technology Department; DLG-Feldtage; ZALF Leibniz-Zentrum für Agrarlandschaftsforschung; Wageningen University; Delphy;



Modelia / Afia

>>> Robotisation en agriculture : états des lieux et évolution
(séance publique de l'Académie d'agriculture de France du 25 janvier 2017)
Voir :

>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture
(séance publique de l'Académie d'agriculture de France du 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)

Digging in to new data coalition deal
Merger of Ag Data Coalition and the Growers Information Services Cooperative creates new way for farmers to store, protect farm-generated information.

GiSC Forms Strategic Alliance with Ag Data Coalition

Putting data to work for plant health management
Practical use of information to create decision-making tools is getting a lot of attention as the march to digital farming continues. BASF shares some advance work.


Special session at the Académie d’Agriculture de France - Farming Robots (25 January 2017)

Union of European Academies for Sciences applied to Agriculture, Food and Nature (UEAA)

Cold and beautiful

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Money has many different names!!! (a funny macho joke)

In temple or church, it's called Donation.

In school, it's Fee.

In marriage, it's called Dowry.

In divorce, Alimony.

When you owe someone, it's Debt.

When you pay the government, it's Tax.

In court, it's Fines.

Civil servant retirees, it's Pension.

Employer to workers, it's Salary.

Master to subordinates, it's Wages.

To children, it's Allowance.

When you borrow from bank, it's Loan.

When you offer after a good service, it's Tips.

To kidnappers, it's Ransom.

Illegally received in the name of service, it's Bribe or Corruption.

The question is: "When a husband gives to his wife, what do we call it???"

ANSWER: Money given to your wife is called DUTY, and every man has to do his duty because wives are not DUTY FREE.

Next Efita
2 - 6 July 2017

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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)

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