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Agroecology and digitalisation

26 July 2022 - 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.

SmartAgriHubs

White paper: Semantic modelling of Plant Protection Products data

  • Arable

21 July 2022 - 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.

SmartAgriHubs

A jack of all trades

  • Vegetables
  • Novel Foods
  • Fruit
  • Livestock
  • Dairy
  • Arable
  • Aquaculture

06 July 2022 - 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.

SmartAgriHubs

CALL FOR BEST PRACTICES IN LIVESTOCK FARMING

  • Livestock

04 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.

North-West Europe

Vote for SmartAgriHubs!

04 July 2022 - We nominated SmartAgriHubs website at the .eu Web Awards 2022. We need your support to win and reach the final round!

SmartAgriHubs

Press release- SmartAgriHubs Final Conference

04 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.

SmartAgriHubs

Sustainable management of mollusc culture

  • Aquaculture

28 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.

Italy & Malta

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