Smart Village: boosting rural areas with digital technologies
Rural areas represent most of Europe's territory (~91%) and population (~59%), but when measuring against socioeconomic indicators, they tend to lag behind urban areas. However, rural areas are key to solve many of the big societal challenges such as climate change or the sustainable provision of food, biomass, and energy. European rural areas are places of great assets and they can become more attractive if the provision of jobs, as well as a favourable climate for entrepreneurship, are ensured.
Connecting the dots between innovation, technology… and European policies
Successful initiatives such as SmartAgriHubs, through Flagship Innovation Experiments conducted with the help of Digital Innovation Hubs and Competence Centers, help us connect the dots between innovation and policies to better put into practice technology solutions
i4Trust: Data Spaces for effective and trusted data sharing
i4Trust is building a sustainable ecosystem where companies will be able to create innovative services by means of breaking “data silos” through sharing, re-using and trading of data assets.
Rockit Impact Accelerator - first sustainable B2B accelerator in the Baltics
22 February 2021 - Start-up needed with IoT (sensor-based) solution for partnering with Linas Agro in the Baltic region.
The unexpected effects of the Covid-19 crisis on the pig production sector in Germany
- Animal Production
21 February 2021 - The COVID-19 crisis has affected our society and economy in many – and often unexpected – ways. Essential sectors such as agriculture were no exception to this phenomenon, and their workflow has been seriously hampered. The COVID-19 crisis demonstrated that it is essential for the future of the agri-food sector to put more effort into predicting and preventing pandemics as well as market disruptions.
Lessons learnt from a disruptive year for farmers
07 February 2021 - Who would have thought that by March 2020 the whole European agri-food chain would have been put to the test? From an industry point of view, the COVID-19 pandemic not only disrupted most economic activities, but it also hampered the workflow of essential sectors such as agriculture.
The fundamentals for digital farming are being laid out
25 January 2021 - Digital Farming describes the (re)evolution in agriculture and agricultural engineering from Precision Farming to connected, knowledge-based farm production systems.
FarmSuite – a modular co-created platform that will bring value to both farmers and consumers.
11 January 2021 - FarmSuite is a laureate project from the SmartAgriHubs RESPOND Call. The platform will offer an online market and and other digital solutions to small and medium organic farms!
SmartAgriHubs: more than a project
- Novel Foods
- Animal Production
23 November 2020 - A project is designed to reach a clear target and then it should end. SmartAgriHubs is financed as a project but is a community of people, and it works as an ecosystem where there are rich interconnections among different actors and partners.
Gender Equality Week - Noelia Aparicio
21 October 2020 - Read the interview of Noelia Aparicio, livestock farmer in Spain. This interview was conducted in the context of Gender Equality Week of the European Parliament.