The “French Agritech”
The “French Agritech” is a French national dynamic to promote the development of agri-food technologies, particularly startups. This dynamic is composed of a report which summarises the French state of the art of the Agrifood Tech sector in France, an agenda and a road map for the development of the sector in the upcoming 8 years. The roadmap is composed of 6 axes:
Sustaining SmartAgriHubs through its Partners
Copa-Cogeca and FoodDrinkEurope, supported by Geopa, took a leading role in the coordination of the Pact for Skills in the agri-food sectors, the so-called agri-food ecosystem. These organizations will ensure the implementation of the Pact and its Charter, which defines the overarching principles of this initiative launched by the European Commission in 2020. And SAH partners can play a determining role in this Pact.
Building out supports to improve, train and deploy new technologies
Regional Cluster Ireland and UK, host two collectives of people who work to connect the dots in Agri-Tech through an industry facing hub to support and improve access, awareness and training for agriculturalists with the latest commercial agricultural technologies and a cluster of businesses to support the uptake and development of new innovative digital technologies specific to the Agri Sector. The Hartpury Digital Farming Network has been launched to keep UK farmers and wider stakeholders in touch with the latest technological advancements in the agriculture industry, The AgriTech Ireland cluster is a coming together of industry, knowledge providers, government organisations and the wider agricultural community to unlock opportunities to grow Ireland’s AgriTech industry.
EU organic awards
25 March 2022 - The EU Organic Awards are organised in conjunction with the European Commission, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), COPA-COGECA and IFOAM Organics Europe.
Autonomous Mobile Machines in Digital Agriculture – The Next Level
16 March 2022 - In 2011, the European association of agricultural machinery and equipment producers (CEMA) defined the guiding principle for agricultural engineering as “Producing More with Less”, to address the needs for increasing output from farms as well as the demand for lowering inputs of fertilizers, plant protection chemicals, and fossil resources. To achieve this goal, a high level of automation and autonomous machines will be fundamental for future agriculture.
Support to our Ukrainian partner
14 March 2022 - We have received a request from one of our Ukrainian partners. The Institute of Socio-Economic Regional Studies located in Kamianets-Podilskyi is currently providing shelters and relief in their city, and are calling for urgent support.
SmartAgriHubs stands with Ukraine
04 March 2022 - In face of the ongoing conflict, the SmartAgriHubs community stands together with Ukraine.
Thinking on a field controlled remotely
03 March 2022 - In a world that tends to work remotely, counting with dozens of disruptive technologies that facilitate the work and management, we wonder if farmers will benefit about teleworking, managing most of the tasks from the office, next to the countryside or, why not, from another country, minimizing land tasks.
Role of farmers associations in ICT innovations
16 February 2022 - Farmers' associations can connect farmers to colleagues, advisors, research and the interests of stakeholders. Farmer associations can develop these competences as Digital Innovation Hubs, or as supporters of them.
The generational and gender gap in agriculture through figures and facts
04 February 2022 - The European agricultural sector is undeniably facing several challenges including an ageing population and gender inequality. However, tackling these challenges head-on can provide a professional development opportunity for new generations, in which women will experience an acceleration towards equality.