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Open Call 4 - The Fourth FIESTA-IoT Competitive Call for Experiments

FIESTA-IoT provides tools, techniques, processes and best practices enabling IoT testbed/platforms operators to interconnect their facilities in an interoperable way based upon cutting edge semantics-based solutions.

The future of the food supply chain under DG AGRI’s spotlight

DG AGRI launched a public consultation on the future of the food supply chain. The stakeholders from the agriculture sector are invited to express their views on the unfair trading practices (UTPs) and the EU-wide measures fostering the fair competition in the food supply chain.

The fragmentation of the safety rules for drones on EASA’s plate

The market for the small-scale unmanned aircrafts remains fragmented. However, this is likely to change in the near future. But how this could affect farmers?

Global market for farming robots experiences unprecedented surge

Increase in the global meat consumption and diminishing of the available arable land and labor are propelling global market for farming robots, a British study found.

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

The public consultations on the post-2020 CAP concluded that the data-driven farming and IoT technologies will cut the red tape and administrative costs.

Study trips to China for young European farmers

Young European farmers can now apply for two study trips to China (scheduled for November 2017 and June 2018). The deadline for submitting applications is 10 September 2017.

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. 

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