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EFITA newsletter / 786 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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See you in EFITA 2017 in Montpellier in one the most interesting and beautiful region that I know

ICT-AGRI Workshops at EFITA and ECPA
ICT-AGRI organises workshops at two major conferences within ICT and Precision Agriculture in July 2017:
- At EFITA in Montpellier 5th July 11:10
- At ECPA in Edinburgh 19th July 14:00
The main content is at both workshops to discuss a new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda with practioners, researchers, developers, companies and policy makers. Everybody are welcome.

AGME 2017: The 13th international congress on mechanization and energy in agriculture
& international workshop on precision agriculture
13 -15 September 2017 IZMIR, TURKEY
Deadline: June 16, 2017


Modelia / Afia

>>> Journée Internet des Objets (IoT) en agriculture – le 28 avril 2017 à Boigneville
Voir :

>>> 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)

Please take part in our SURVEY on usability of AGROVOC Thesaurus and its services
AGROVOC team would like to invite you to participate in a Survey on usability of AGROVOC, the FAO multilingual agricultural thesaurus and its services.
Your anonymous answers will be used to improve workflow in producing AGROVOC knowledge items (concepts and terms), and to enhance performance of web services supporting their publishing and sharing, as well as interoperability of AGROVOC with other Knowledge Organization Systems published and interconnected with each other as Linked Open Data.

New Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda
ICT-AGRI requires your help for a new Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda.
Has new technologies and increased investments in ICT for agriculture resulted in a higher adoption by farmers? If not everywhere, then somewhere? Are there good lessons to learned? Contribute to a simple survey on adoption rates!
Are the last twenty years' reasons for low adoption by farmers still valid? ICT-AGRI suggests ten common reasons that may not to be valid anymore. Do you agree?
What do we really know about adoption of ICT by farmers? If you have access to investigations on adoption, please submit a link or upload a pdf

GRAP / Universitat de Lleida quarterly update (June2017)
We have recently worked hard to present you some improvements of our web site:

a) NEWS section: the NEWS section is now a permanent single page were all entries are available and were you can simply scroll down to read them.

b) PUBLICATIONS section: many recent publications have been added whether they are scientific, technical or presented in conferences.

c) RESEARCH section:
c.1) some research line were updated and the Precision Lifestock Farming Precision pig feeding research line was added.
c.2) the VISITORS section has been updated with the lasts visits we had.

Precision Fruticulture research between scientific excellence and impact
A recent article in the scientific journal nature deserves attention: In the outlook on “Technology: The Future of Agriculture” the Precision Fruticulture approach pursued by ATB and Manuela Zude is acknowledged and described. Also the development of mobile Apps i


French figures

DataBio, Data Driven Bioeconomy
The Data-Driven Bioeconomy project (DataBio) focuses on the production of best possible raw materials from agriculture, forestry and fishery for the bioeconomy industry to produce food, energy and biomaterials taking into account responsibility and sustainability

In order to meet the above objectives, DataBio is controlling and putting to use the innovative ICTs and information flows centered mostly around the use of proximal and remote sensors, in order to provide a streamlined Big Data Infrastructure for data discovery, retrieval, processing and visualizing, in support to decisions in bioeconomy business operations.

Innovator walks through history of precision agriculture

AEF's latest challenge: Encouraging manufacturers to get ISOBUS-certified by Tyler Harris
Database identifies compatibility and functionalities of different implements and tractors.

Trimble to Acquire Müller-Elektronik to Extend its Precision Agriculture Capabilities from the Vehicle to the Implement

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Civilization in 2017- this is priceless! (for the old angry (?) white man that I am – GW)

- Our Phones - Wireless
- Cooking - Fireless
- Cars - Keyless
- Food - Fatless
- Tires -Tubeless
- Dress - Sleeveless
- Youth - Jobless
- Leaders - Shameless
- Relationships - Meaningless
- Attitudes - Careless
- Babies - Fatherless
- Feelings - Heartless
- Education - Valueless
- Children – Mannerless

We are-speechless, Government-is clueless, And our Politicians-are worthless! And I’m scared shitless...

Next Efita
2 - 6 July 2017

Congrès européen
d'informatique agricole

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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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
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