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EFITA newsletter / 875 - European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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A closer look at the agrifood startup ecosystem in Ghana and West Africa
Enable West Africa is soon starting a Corporate Innovation Challenge, which will host the finals on May 31- June 2 in Accra.
4th Biostimulants World Congress
The Congress is the world’s leading event on agricultural biostimulants, which are increasingly used in crop production. It is an international scientific and technical gathering to review the latest knowledge in this field.
18 - 21 November 2019 - BARCELONA, Spain
Digital Innovation. Seizing Policy Opportunities
This report discusses how the digital transformation – digital technologies, data and software, AI-based analytics and other advances – is changing innovation processes and outcomes. It highlights the general trends across the economy and factors behind sector-specific dynamics, including increasing use of data as a key input for innovation, the expanding possibilities for experimentation offered by virtual simulation, 3D printing and other digital technologies, and the growing focus on services innovation enabled by digital technologies.In view of such changes, this report evaluates how innovation policies should adapt to foster innovation and inclusive development in the digital age, and identifies priority areas for policy action. It also explores novel innovation policy approaches
implemented by countries to foster digital technology adoption and collaborative innovation.
Old good days???? Jeune Bretonne à la faucille, by Paul Sérusier
The Age of Robot Farmers
Picking strawberries takes speed, stamina, and skill. Can a robot do it?
How Agtech Solutions Can Leverage ‘Full Stack Thinking’ to Disrupt Agriculture
Advanced indoor farming system
We design, sell & install state-of-the-art vertical farming systems, including growing systems, LED lighting, monitoring and control equipment.
We mainly work for projects focused on high-value crops – herbs, leafy greens, strawberries – for which our preferred technology is ZipGrow™.
Granular, a new kind of farm management software and analytics platform, helps you improve efficiency, profit and yield so you are ready to farm more acres.
Czech agriculture goes digital as science meets with farmers
An increasing number of Czech farmers have embraced the idea of “producing more with less input” through the application of technology-based precision farming practices.
There are already about 250 milking robots in the Czech Republic. There are also automatic floor cleaners in cowsheds, which suck up the slurry and remove it. This progress is also visible in the Czech fields, with tractors connected to the Internet.
“Czech farmers are the world leaders in using these technologies. Approximately three-quarters of Czech farmers use some of the precision farming systems,” Veronika Hlaváčková, director of the Institute for Agriculture Education, said.
Di-Wheel 2-Wheeled Agribot
Remember the DiWheel? It is a concept robot with two power wheels and adjustable track width for agricultural use. It can be used with sensors to monitor plant health. It is also capable of towing with its adjustable arm. This latest video from Australian Centre for Field Robotics, shows how this robot can be utilized in farming in developing countries.
FoodBytes! Founder Manuel Gonzalez Talks FoodTech, Deal Flow and New Fund Global RIFF (NL)
Last month, Manuel Gonzalez, the founder of Rabobank’s startup initiatives FoodBytes! and TERRA, announced plans to raise a new foodtech fund called Global RIFF (Revolution in Food Fund). Global RIFF will undertake a different approach to many venture capital funds by bringing together a large and high profile list of advisors to help select investments from a large, tech-enabled deal pipeline. It will invest at the earliest stages in pre-seed and Seed stage deals.
The two key reasons the world can’t reverse climate emissions
New figures show we’re using more energy and still pumping out more emissions—so why aren’t we moving the dial?
Alarmist by bad design: Strongly popularized unsubstantiated claims undermine credibility of conservation science by Atte Komonen, Panu Halme, Janne S. Kotiaho
The phone (a very macho story but funny)
A young man wanted to get his beautiful blonde wife something nice for their first wedding anniversary. So he decided to buy her a cell phone. He showed her the phone and explained to her all of its features.
Meg was excited to receive the gift and simply adored her new phone.
The next day Meg went shopping. Her phone rang and, to her astonishment, it was her husband on the other end.
"Hi Meg," he said, "How do you like your new phone?"
Meg replied, "I just love it! It's so small and your voice is clear as a bell, but there's one thing I don't understand though."
"What's that, sweetie?" asked her husband.
"How did you know I was at Wal-Mart?"
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