Agroecology and digitalisation
Agroecology as well as digitalisation have both been acknowledged as indispensable by the EU Commission in meeting the objectives of the Farm to Fork Strategy. The question arises if and under what conditions agroecology and digital technologies are compatible. Tisselli and Hilbeck (2022) have used the FAO’s 10 elements of agroecology as a framework to formulate 10 principles of “ICT4AE” – ICT for Agroecology. These principles and the example of the smartphone app Ugunduzi show how agroecology and digitalisation can be compatible. However, all depends on the way digital technologies are integrated into food and farming systems.
White paper: Semantic modelling of Plant Protection Products data
This work analyses the sustainability challenge that farmers face in their decision making process to select Plant Protection Products (PPP) supported by tools such as Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS). This work specifically analyses data models that describe the plant protection domain while it addresses the urgent need to integrate data from semantically disconnected domains and achieve interoperability. Therefore the PPP domain require an evaluation of current data infrastructure and its associated design patterns.
- Novel Foods
A jack of all trades
During spring 2022, the SmartAgriHubs team organised a special edition of its Learning & Exchange Programme, the Spring Sprint. Discover the learning of this peer-to-peer training and the importance of capacity building for Digital Innovation Hubs.
CALL FOR BEST PRACTICES IN LIVESTOCK FARMING
05 July 2022 - Now it is your turn to share your best practice in #livestock #farming! RootCamp is looking to strengthen the #European livestock farming #network together with the German AgriFood Society and SmartAgriHubs. We are looking for the best #innovations which are solving the most important problems in this #industry.
Vote for SmartAgriHubs!
05 July 2022 - We nominated SmartAgriHubs website at the .eu Web Awards 2022. We need your support to win and reach the final round!
Press release- SmartAgriHubs Final Conference
05 July 2022 - The SmartAgriHubs project is coming to an end on 1st November 2022. After 4 years, the project will be celebrating its community and its legacy in a 3-day conference from 26 to 28 September in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will gather partners, experts, members of the European institutions to discuss the results of the project and its perspective.
Sustainable management of mollusc culture
29 June 2022 - The Terra&Acqua Laboratory of the University of Ferrara has developed the localisation and georeferenced mapping of nursery areas for veracious clams in lagoon zones. The data has been used as a decision support tool for their expansion. Then the lab. has setup a process for the recovery of the production waste by foreseeing the reuse of sea waste (shells of bivalve molluscs). The valorisation of the production waste has generated an improvement of the sediment texture quality of the seabed in favour of water body oxygenation, decreasing the effects of marine waters acidification and reducing the impacts of climate change.
SmartAgriHubs at LFDay 2022
- Novel Foods
- Animal Production
13 June 2022 - The meeting place for the innovative agricultural and food ecosystem! "What pride to gather you for this 6th edition! The day was for us in 2017, a real bet, it becomes a window on the future! On the theme of EMPREINTE, we invite you to join the innovative ecosystem serving agriculture and food, farmers and citizens. The challenges are ever more numerous, and the diversity of solutions bears witness to this. Entrepreneurs, Investors, Experts, Partners, Farmers, Institutions...
Technological innovations can help us avoid the upcoming food crisis
08 June 2022 - There is a serious challenge in the food supply, which, if not handled properly, could lead to hunger in some regions and negative social outcomes for everyone. Everyone needs food to survive, right? So how can we stand against all these threats, and even benefit as a society? The answer is already here: Digitalization in the agriculture industry.
West Data Festival
07 June 2022 - In 2022, a new event dedicated to the Artificial Intelligence and data in agriculture took place in the Pays de la Loire Region. The West Data Festival, organised by the Laval Mayenne Technopole, is a festival dedicated to data in general, with a variety of topics such as business intelligence, cybersecurity, industry or health.