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Smart Villages

On 11 April, the European Commission launched an EU action called ‘Smart Villages’. This action is about revitalising rural communities and making them more attractive and sustainable.

Mandatory EU-wide Food Waste Targets for 2025 and 2030?

On 11 April the European Parliament urged the European Commission to set binding food waste targets by 2020, which will have to be met by 2025 and 2030. The EP’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted unanimously in favour of an own-initiative report titled Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety. “According to 2014 data, 55 million people, or 9.6% of the EU population, could not afford a quality meal every other day. Furthermore, data...

Smart Farming is Gaining Ground in the EU

In the last two weeks of March 2017, the European media platform EURACTIV released five articles on smart farming within the European agricultural sector. The full articles are bundled in the report titled ‘EU Farming Getting Smarter’.

Kick-off event IoF2020

On 21-22 February 2017, IoF2020 was officially launched with a kick-off event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More than 140 stakeholders from European Institutions, Member States, academia and industry, exchanged views and got inspired to make IoF2020 a success.

Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming in Europe

In December 2016, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) published a scientific foresight study on ‘Precision Agriculture and the Future of farming in Europe’. The study identifies four different scenarios for the future of agriculture in Europe.

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