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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 11 September 2017

EFITA newsletter / 797 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

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Modelia / Afia

>>> Journée Internet des Objets (IoT) en agriculture – le 28 avril 2017 à Boigneville
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>>> Robotisation en agriculture : états des lieux et évolution
(séance publique de l'Académie d'agriculture de France du 25 janvier 2017)
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>>> Réseaux sociaux et Agriculture
(séance publique de l'Académie d'agriculture de France du 23 mars 2016)
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>>> 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)
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>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 2ème partie (7 janvier 2015)
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>>> Les nouveaux capteurs en Agriculture (19 avril 2014)
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>>> Open Data en Agriculture - 1ère partie : état des lieux et perspectives (12 novembre 2013)
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>>> 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)

Obama: 'The world has never been healthier, wealthier or less violent'
if you had to choose any moment in history in which to be born, you would choose right now.
Former president urges optimism and focus on progress at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation conference, despite shadow cast by Trump’s UN speech.

Why the world expert on Asperger's took 30 years to notice condition in his own son (a very strange story where I see the limits our own expertise – GW)
Prof Tony Attwood, an internationally renowned clinical psychologist, was blindsided when he realised his son Will had the syndrome.

Timidity and a hostility to competition have left Europe a scientific wasteland by Marcel Kuntz and Alex Berezow


Proposal: PhD position on Life cycle assessment of soil based options for greenhouse gas removal
Contact: Pietro GOGLIO, PhD
E-mail: pietro.goglio(a)

FieldMate Weather station (NL)

SoilMate Moisture Sensor (NL)

Sigfox network used by FieldMate and SoilMate
Sigfox is dedicated to giving a voice to the physical world, thanks to our dedicated network.

The service focuses on:
- Simplicity: No configuration, no connection, no signaling
- Autonomy: Very low energy consumption, allowing years of autonomy on battery without maintenance
- Small messages: No large assets or multimedia, only small messages

SMAG/ Smart Agriculture (FR)
Manage your farm, Centralise your data, Consolidate your farming practices... Three software solutions to optimise your productivity

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Journal of Agricultural Informatics
The Journal of Agricultural Informatics ( ), the periodical of European Federation of Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and Environment (EFITA) is published by the Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics (HAAI) as
NMO of the EFITA.

The peer-reviewed open access journal is operating with international editorial and
advisory board supported by the EFITA.

The journal publishes original papers on topics including ICT in e-Agricultural Government, Farm Management, Rural Development, Extension Services, Education and research results on wide scope of information and communication technologies and methods (e.g. networking, precision agriculture, GIS, etc.).

The Journal has published 18 issues with 148 scientific papers since 2010.

2 issues have been published and further 2 ones will be published this year.
In 2015 a special issue was published a selection of the EFITA2015 Congress papers ( ) and in the next issue more papers will be published from the EFITA2017 Congress lectures.

The JAI papers have been indexed by CrossRef ( ) and have DOI numbers.
The issues and papers have been archived in Repository of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and indexed by DOAJ, CABI, EBSCO, MATARKA, Google Scholar, MTMT, MTAK REAL too.

On behalf of the Editorial Board I invite you to publish your research results in the JAI.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Miklós HERDON, Editor in chief
E-mail: herdon.miklos(a)

INSPIRE Hack 2017

Next Efita
in Greece in 2019!

EFITA President: Michael Clasen
E-mail: michael.clasen(a)

Irish dog missing

An old Irish farmer's dog goes missing and he's inconsolable.

His wife says: "Why don't you put an ad in the paper?"

The farmer does. Two weeks later the dog is still missing.

"What did you put in the paper?" his wife asks.

"Here boy" he replies.

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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
Mick Harkin, ex Secretary of EFITA, who has kept us amused with his Friday Jokes over the years, has published a book on Amazon entitled "Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit".
Contact: Mick HARKIN
E-mail: mickjharkin(a)

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