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

EFITA newsletter / 804 - 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)
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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)

One Planet Summit: Public and private finance in support of climate action
12 December 2017 - BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT (close to Paris)
Scoll the screen and look at "La Seine musicale".

Efficient practices to reduce livestock's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions (FAO)

With water…


Capagro: Farmers Are Ready to Invest In Robotics But Selling Won’t Be Easy (AgFunderNews)

Journal of Agricultural Informatics Vol 8, No 3 (2017) has been published
I inform you that the latest issue of the Journal of Agricultural Informatics has been published.
The journal is backed by an international editorial board, the Hungarian Association of Agricultural Informatics (HAAI) and the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA).
We hope that the articles find your interest and are looking forward to receiving your suggestions, and publication interests.

In this issue you can read valuable research papers comes from lecturers and co-authors of the “2017 EFITA/WCCA Congress”. The first 4 papers presented on the Congress. Thanks the authors for the interesting and useful articles and Dr. Olivier Naud (Irstea) who gave help in editing process.

>>> Journal articles of Vol 8, No 3 (2017)

The issue of Vol 8, No 3 (2017) in PDF:

>>> Papers in the Vol 8, No 3 (2017):

Rim Saddem, Olivier Naud, Paul Cazenave, Karen Godary Dejean, Didier Crestani
Precision spraying: from map to sprayer control using model-checking

Hiroki Nakabayashi, Koichi Mizutani, Tadashi Ebihara, Naoto Wakatsuki, Hiroyuki Uga, Kenji Kubota, Masahisa Ishii
Biotype identification of Bemisia tabaci by acoustical method

Kennedy Senagi, Nicolas Jouandeau, Peter Kamoni
Using parallel random forest classifier in predicting land suitability for crop production

Charles Burriel, Miklós Herdon, János Tamás, László Várallyai
Knowledge databank and repository service for agroforestry

Konstandinos Panitsidis, Zacharoula Andreopoulou, Antonios Kokkinakis
Multimedia database development for innovative application about fish fauna for inland water ecosystem management

Aliyu Akilu Barau, Safiul Islam Afrad
An overview of social media use in agricultural extension service delivery

Contact: Miklós HERDON (Editor in Chief)
E-mail: JAI-L(a)

Deepfield Robotics y BOSCH
We develop autonomous machines to improve conventional and organic weed management.
Of the numerous farming tasks, effective weed management is crucial to maximise crop yield. It is also expensive and can have several environmental impacts.

We want to protect the precious drinking water supply, improve human and plant health, prevent herbicide resistant weeds, minimise crop depression, soil compaction and spray drift.

We are developing the technology to solve these problems and provide conventional and organic farmers with a smart alternative.

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Drones in Italia

Building modern rural policies on long-term visions and societal engagement
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Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy

Next Efita
in Greece in 2019!

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

A old French song « Tout va très bien Madame la Marquise » in American English

At dawn the telephone rings. "Hello, Señor Humphrey? This is Ernesto, the caretaker at your country house."

"Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?"

"Um, I am just calling to advise you, sir, that your parrot died."

"My parrot? Dead? The one that won the international competition?"

"Sí, that's the one."

"Darn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?"

"From eating 'la carne putrificada.'"

"Rotten meat? Who fed him rotten meat?"

"Nobody, senor. He ate the meat of the 'caballo muerto.'"

"Dead horse? What dead horse?"

"The thoroughbred, Mr. Lucky."

"Mr. Lucky! My horse that won the Preakness a few years back?"


"How did he die?"

"He died from all that work pulling the water cart."

"Are you insane? What water cart?"

"The one we used to put out the 'incendio.'" "Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?"

"The one at your 'hacienda'! A candle fell, and the curtains caught on fire."

"What!!! But there's electricity at the house!!!! What was the candle for?"

"For the funeral."


"Your mother's. She showed up one night out of the blue, and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Tiger Woods Nike Driver."


"Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you're fired!"

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Contact: Mick HARKIN
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