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Châtenay-Malabry (FR - 92290), 22 January 2018

EFITA newsletter / 811 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment

US National Farm Machinery Show
14 – 17 February 2018 - LOUISVILLE, KY
For 52 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. Business professionals from around the world gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for the upcoming farming season during the four-day show.

The Kentucky Exposition Center is completely filled with 860 exhibitors, making it the country’s largest indoor farm show. Nearly every major line of farming equipment will be on display allowing attendees to compare products side by side. The most innovative technology and new product launches are available to agribusiness professionals, as well as alternative energy information and solutions to the challenges facing today’s agribusiness industry.

In addition to seeing the newest products on the market, visitors can attend free seminars led by industry experts. Seminar topics include unmanned aerial vehicles, cloud-based data handling, and weather and commodity trends. Visitors will also be able to watch Tyne Morgan and Al Pell during a live-taping of "U.S. Farm Report."

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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)

Transition to data-driven decisions on the farm
While visual observations are helpful, using data to make decisions can challenge your thinking.

Agricultural Robots Are Gaining Ground Owing To The Growing Demand
Such automated farming method also fosters greater precision, accuracy, and efficiency in work. Applying automation in agriculture help save much resources, money, and time. Some of the types of robots used in agriculture include Demeter, driverless tractor, forester robot, and fruit picking robot.

The agricultural robots industry statistics and graphs further support the data in the report. Analysis of the agricultural robots market forecast is provided by studying the current and past market trends. The market size helps market players, shareholders, and new entrants in strategic market planning. The market share helps analyze how the players in the industry are performing as compared to their competitors.

AeroVironment Decision Support System
AeroVironment's cloud-based Decision Support System™ (DSS) performs advanced image processing, analytics, comparative and historical reporting, providing actionable intelligence so you can make smarter, quicker decisions.

There is no need to spend your time in front of a computer stitching imagery together; AV DSS automatically aggregates all your data making it easy to use and understand which can help improve operational efficiencies and increase profitability.

5 surprising things a drone can tell you about your field


How IoT will transform the Retail industry
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Comparative Genome-Wide-Association Mapping Identifies Common Loci Controlling Root System Architecture and Resistance to Aphanomyces euteiches in Pea

Necessity to Increase Food Production Drives Global Seed Market in Coming Years

In Nigeria (everywhere! - GW), farming needs and rewards creative agripreneurs
Worst of all may be the perception, especially strong among young people, that a life in agriculture is undesirable.

If they could see what I see everyday, many of them would change their minds. They’d learn that farming is a business that both needs and rewards creative entrepreneurs. They’d also discover that farming is on the verge of a digital revolution. Their comfort with smartphones puts them in an excellent position to flourish.

Perhaps at some point we’ll even have access to the GMOs that have helped farmers in the developed world fight pests and drought—two of agriculture’s biggest enemies, in rich and poor societies alike.

I’m fully engaged in the outreach, developing business support services, launching a crowd-funded investment venture called Peterscoin, and promoting Agric Rocks, which encourages farming through arts, entertainment, and technology.

I have big ambitions for myself, but even bigger ones for my country and my continent.  We have a lot to do. We just need to find the people who are willing to do it—or at least willing to give it a try.

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