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EFITA newsletter / 874 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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Thought for today
My heart goes out to Paris. Notre Dame is a symbol of our ability as human beings to unite for a higher purpose – to build breathtaking spaces for worship that no one person could have built on their own.
Other thought for today
Notre Dame of Paris is Notre Dame of the whole of Europe.
Donald TUSK, the President of the EU council
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Farm Demo Conference
21 May 2019 - Brussels
Are-you interested or involved in on-farm demonstrations? Do you want it to be as effective as possible? Then you are welcome to join the Farm Demo Conference. You will learn from others, discover the do’s and don’ts in organizing demos and test and try different tools.
For whom? Farm Demo* brings together all farmers, advisors, researchers, policy makers, industries and other actors that want to learn, discuss, share experiences and good practices for organising farm demonstrations with impact.
What? During the conference you will be able to:
> Listen! Commercial farmers and innovation actors, actively involved in on-farm demonstration will share their experiences.
> Join in! During parallel discussions, you will be able to discover how demonstrations can be organized successfully to optimise impact.
> Interact! You will be able to actively test and try different tools for effective demonstrations.
> Participate! A round table discussion with an expert panel will discuss the future of farm demonstrations in the EU.
Participation is free of charge, but we encourage you to register using the following link
A detailed agenda will be available soon on the project website
Join the European Community of Demonstration Farms!
>>> Farm Demo is a close collaboration between three European projects funded under Horizon 2020. They all aim to enhance peer-to-peer learning and focus on farm demonstrations as a tool to boost innovation uptake:
>>> AgriDemo-F2F and PLAID focus on understanding the role of European commercial demonstration farms between actors involved in on-farm demonstrations. These projects are developing a geo-referenced searchable online inventory of demonstration farms. This inventory will build an online Farm Demo-Hub community. New registrations and members are always welcome.
>>> NEFERTITI focuses on the establishment of 10 interactive thematic networks covering the three main agricultural sectors: animal production, arable farming and horticultural production. They bring together 45 regional hubs of demo-farmers and innovation actors - advisors, cooperatives, NGOs, industry, education, researchers and policy makers. The outputs of AgriDemo-F2F and PLAID will be used as input to set up three annual campaigns of on-farm demonstrations.
For more information: www.nefertiti-h2020.eu, www.plaid-h2020.eu, www.agridemo-h2020.eu/
14th anniversary of the "International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks"
February 10-14, 2020 - GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN (Germany)
The Forum is endorsed by EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) as its 176th European seminar, by IFAMA (International Food and Agribusiness Management Association) and other scientific associations.
It is the objective of the Forum to provide an interdisciplinary and creative discussion environment that generates new ideas for innovative and multidisciplinary research dealing with management, market, consumer, policy, organization, engineering, and related domains. Participation is limited to allow for a fruitful discussion environment.
Contact: Gerhard SCHIEFER
Digital 2019: global internet use accelerates
PAT – Precision Agriculture Tools plugin has been released via the Official QGIS plugin repository
The PAT plugin for QGIS contains the tools for the processing and analysis of precision agriculture data including the well-established workflows developed for constructing maps using on-the-go data. Tools are also available for users to analyse data collections from on-farm experimentation. PAT comes fully documented with a detailed user manual.
PAT is only available in the Windows environment for the QGIS Long Term Release (LTR) versions between 2.18.21 and 2.18.26. QGIS v2.18.26 can be downloaded using these links.
To fully use the on-the-go data workflow, users must also download and install VESPER.
PAT can be found in the QGIS plugin repository by ensuring experimental plugins are visible, and searching for PAT – Precision Agriculture Tools. In depth instructions on how to install PAT, can be found from page 7 in our user manual.
If you are new to GIS and QGIS the have a look at QGIS’s – A Gentle Introduction to GIS focusing on the Vector Data, Raster Data (first 5 modules at least) and coordinate reference systems chapters.
If you are using QGIS for the first time or need a refresher, then have a look at the video tutorial modules 1-5.
It covers the basics of loading, symbolising and creating data. Please be aware that these modules are prepared using an older version of QGIS and some dialogs may look slightly different.
If you experience any errors or bugs or have any questions, please let us know by sending an email to PAT@csiro.au. Please also feel free to send us suggestions for addition tools that you would find useful but which are not currently in PAT.
Contact: Rob BRAMLEY,
Senior Principal Research Scientist - Precision Agriculture, Site Leader – CSIRO Waite Campus
Adjunct Professor, Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture / University of Tasmania, CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Weekend humor, read at your own risk a bit risqué!!!
A little old lady went into a bar in Dallas, TX and saw a cowboy with his feet propped up on a table.
He had the biggest boots she'd ever seen.
The old woman asked the man if it's true what they say about men with big feet. The man grinned and said, 'Sure is, little lady. Why don't you come to my apartment and let me prove it to you?'
The old woman considered she might never get an offer like this again and was curious to find out for herself, so she spent the night with him.
The next morning she handed him $200 bill.
Blushing, the Cowboy said, 'Well, thank you, I'm really flattered. Nobody has ever paid me for my 'services' before!'
'Don't be flattered' she replied...
'Take the money and buy yourself some boots that fit...'
Women can be so cruel!!!
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