Hyperlocal weather forecast benefits the environment and the farmers
The agricultural production is dependent on many different resources, but weather conditions are the only factor influencing the crop development in every single moment (for а period of 5 to 9 months), from the seeding to harvesting. For this reason, an accurate weather forecast is essential to improve the sustainability and the cost-effectiveness.
Providing the opportunities of SAH project for the process of digitalization to support ongoing processes and approaches
Across Europe, a lot of activities and funding are on the way to accelerate digitalization. Drones, sensors, clouds and other innovations promise many new visions and opportunities. The introduction of digital technologies already contributes to producing more sustainable food, preventing emissions, improving animal welfare, promoting biodiversity and reducing workloads as well as keeping rural areas attractive. It is still a challenge to make the best possible use of these opportunities taking into account sustainable answers to data protection, data security and data sovereignty issues.
Application of OriginTrail to the organic food
Transparency and trust are crucial for a well-performing and sustainable organic food sector. With the use of the OriginTrail DKG, crucial data from stakeholders across the supply chains is able to be connected and secured from manipulation through blockchain technology. Trusted and connected data is then used in different web applications to improve traceability of organic products, increase trust, and help optimize every stage of the supply chain management process.
European Gender Equality Week - Cristina Caparrós
29 October 2021 - The European Parliament FEMM Committee started on 25 October its second "European Gender equality week". For this second day, Cristina Caparrós, in charge of La Platgeta, answers our questions.
Join StrikeTwo from 1 November to 4 November
28 October 2021 - Interested in joining a hackathon? Join StrikeTwo starting Monday! StrikeTwo is a combination of a hackathon and an acceleration program, addressing the biggest challenges of our food system. It is a new beneficiary of the EXPAND open call.
European Gender Equality Week - Martina Vicini
28 October 2021 - The European Parliament FEMM Committee is celebrating its 2nd European Gender Equality Week. On this fourth
Innovation as a Legacy
27 October 2021 - Increasing focus is being placed on technological developments and its opportunity for a green climate resilient future. This is further apparent when it comes to discussing the future sustainability of agriculture. The sector is immersed in a multi-layered and geographical transformation, known as the second green revolution, which determines changes in how we create and implement innovative technology to improve agricultural output in a sustainable manner. At the same time, the pandemic has proved the resilience of our European food security that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
European Gender Equality Week - Federica Basile
26 October 2021 - The European Parliament FEMM Committee started on 25 October its second "European Gender equality week". For this second day, Federica Basile, a farmer from our ecosystem, answers our questions.
Uptake & usage of Smart Farming in small-scaled agriculture
21 October 2021 - Martin Hirt, Lead of the Regional Cluster Central Europe is sharing insights from the research conducted by Austrian “Federal Institute of Rural Education and Training” on digitisation of agriculture in Austria and the farmers' perception on digital technology.
Renewing farmers generations – a challenge
13 October 2021 - Today, French agriculture can’t be defined in the singular as it is diversified in terms of the type of production, the system of production or market outlets. Nevertheless, French farms are globally characterized by “human scale” structures that tend to be modernized thanks to new technologies.