As of January 1st, 2021, farmB is accredited by the Hellenic Ministry of Development & Investments – General Secretariat for Research & Technology (GSRT) for its participation in the ELEVATE GREECE Innovation Ecosystem. Elevate Greece is an initiative launched recently by the Greek Government, intended to identify promising startups and support their growth nurturing a robust innovation ecosystem along the way. More information about Elevate Greece is available at https://elevategreece.gov.gr.
EFITA, after more than 20 years, of presenting and disseminating the cutting edge on advances in ICT systems in agriculture, through 12 successful physical Conferences, has to cope with its own context, the digital era. This conference and its format are planned as a response to the unpredictable situation created by the COVID-19, as a way to keep the momentum and engagement of our society.
The web EFITA 2021 is an opportunity to bring together engineers, scientists, technicians, academics and industry people in a new way to exchange knowledge, ideas, to present innovations and to discuss the state-of-the-art and future use of ICT in the agri-food and bio-resources production sectors, under the theme of “Digital Agriculture”.
Main thematic areas of the conference include:
Sensors: Wireless sensor networks, Remote Sensing and GIS applications, Bio-sensors, Physical and Chemical sensors, Optical sensors.
Data: Big data management, Data mining, Data visualization, Data and Knowledge Management, Metadata and data standards, Ontologies for agriculture, Knowledge bases and Knowledge repository services, Web of Data and Open Data, Image processing.
Decision: Modelling and Simulation, Prediction models, Multi-Agent systems, Planning tools, Environmental ICT management systems, Farm management systems, Decision Support Systems
Action: On-line farm services, Web applications, Cloud computing applications, Monitoring Robots, Action Robots, Machine embedded ICT tools
Cross Cutting Themes: Social Networking in agriculture, e-agribusiness, ICT and business, Rural economies and ICT policies for rural development, Traceability tools, Human-Computer Interaction, Open topics
For more information visit: https://efita2021.com/
Bio-Economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence, a book Edited by farmB R&D members and IBO’s Scientists, is now published by Elsevier Academic Press. The book bridges the knowledge gap between sustainability and bio-economy aspects of agri-production. It complements traditional perspectives of agri-production with advanced engineering, information and communication technologies recently applied in agri-business. Including knowledge-based agriculture and reflecting sustainability and circular economy principles, the book presents a holistic view of sustainable bio-economy, contributing to the development of integrated agricultural systems. As technology advances, agricultural production management practices are now being called upon to address the need for sustainability in the bio-economy.
Bio-Economy and Agri-Production: Concepts and Evidence presents information to broaden the awareness and promotion of practices and technology to reduce the use of inputs, protect health and environment and improve resource-use efficiency. Topics that are addressed include circular economy in agri-business, lifecycle thinking, lean management, agri-chains, green production, and waste management. The book focuses on responsible management practices to protect the environment while producing needed resources, provides application-based experience for those in agricultural sectors seeking to integrate bioeconomic strategies, while showcases real-world insights into transitioning practices. The work is a valuable reference for professionals, consultants, and policy-making stakeholders in biosystems engineering and agricultural industries, as it explores cutting-edge concepts in the bio-economy sector as applied to topics in agri-production.
More information is available here.