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DG Agri: Data-driven farming to play a key role in the future CAP

Study trips to China for young European farmers

TP Organics Call on IoT solutions for Sustainable Diets

How do we move organic food and farming forward to ensure sustainability & health of our food systems? Innovation is one of the answers.

Strategies for Success in the Digitization of Agriculture

On 18 July 2017, Lux Research organized a webinar showcasing the strategies for success in digitization of agriculture. The webinar explained the ongoing digitization processes in agriculture and current market trends, while showcasing examples of the best practices.

Jyrki Katainen unveils EC's vision on smart farming & the CAP

On 11 July 2017, Politico invited the Commission's Vice-President for Jobs and Growth, Jyrki Katainen, to explain the institutions's vision for the EU budget and the next CAP.

DIHs: the one-stop-shop for digitalising agriculture

On 1-2 June 2017, the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) organized a seminar on the place of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in agriculture. 150 delegates from 24 EU member states met in Kilkenny (Ireland) to share experiences, discuss needs and underline priority actions for developing new regional platforms for innovation in agriculture. 

Interview with Edwin Hecker

We asked Mr. Edwin Hecker, Managing Partner at Schuttelaar & Partners (S&P) and IoF2020 Ecosystem Development leader, to provide us with a glimpse of how the IoF2020 ecosystem will be developed over the next four years of the project.

Interview with Grigoris Chatzikostas

We asked Mr. Grigoris Chatzikostas, Innovation and Business Development Manager at BioSense Institute, and IoF2020 trial management leader, to share with us how the IoF2020 methodology will be implemented in practice.

Precision Farming and the Reform of the CAP

On 21 June 2017, prominent stakeholders from the agri-food sector and the European institutions discussed the role of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as a funding vehicle for supporting both research on and the uptake of precision farming technologies in the EU. Organised by Euractiv, the event offered participants the opportunity to express their views on the forthcoming reform of the CAP and the broader discussions on the Multiannual financial framework (MFF).

Interview with Tom Tynan

We asked Tom Tynan, Member of the cabinet of EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, to share his views on the future of precision agriculture in Europe and the expectations from the Internet of Food and Farm (IoF)2020 project.

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