ARTICLE | Digital Transformation: Ongoing digitisation and digitalisation processes

Author: Kelly Rijswijk, Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands What do we mean when we talk about digitisation? What is the difference between digitisation and digitalisation? How is the digital transformation impacting agriculture, forestry and rural areas? In this short article, we attempt to give answers to these [...]

2020-05-28T09:17:58+02:00May 22nd, 2020|

NEWS | Rural Digitisation Forum – join the online community!

The EU Rural Digitisation Forum (RDF) is an open EU-wide community of stakeholders with a common interest to work, learn and share knowledge about the digitalisation of agriculture, forestry and rural areas. With the aim of opening a space for discussion and knowledge sharing on all things rural [...]

2020-05-27T11:08:59+02:00May 18th, 2020|

NEWS | DESIRA’s virtual General Assembly

Consortium partners gathered for a virtual General Assembly over three days, 12-14 May 2020, to advance work on the Horizon 2020 project, DESIRA. Much of the work undertaken by partners has been advancing smoothly. Good progress was made in the development of the Conceptual Analytical Framework for the [...]

2020-05-18T09:42:09+02:00May 18th, 2020|

ARTICLE | Digital Game Changers in Rural Areas: the DESIRA Conceptual Approach

Author: Manlio Bacco, National Research Council (CNR), Italy Digital transformation is a process responsible of profound changes in the economy and in the society as a result of the uptake and integration of digital technologies. These play a central role, disrupting existing mechanisms and thus triggering responses from [...]

2020-05-27T13:57:19+02:00May 12th, 2020|

ARTICLE | How will digitalisation be affected by Coronavirus?

Authors: Gianluca Brunori (University of Pisa) and Manlio Bacco (National Research Council), Italy Coronavirus is a game changer. It is disrupting the way we work, do shopping, learn, entertain, communicate, and have social relations. Coronavirus is also generating a deep transformation in the way the production systems are [...]

2020-05-27T13:57:44+02:00May 5th, 2020|

ARTICLE | Opportunities and challenges for Smart Farming in the EU

Author: Manlio Bacco, CNR (National Research Council, Italy) A recent scientific paper by Manlio Bacco of CNR (National Research Council of Italy), together with other authors, overviews research initiatives and scientific literature on the topic of Smart Farming (SF), looking at recent technologies and techniques being used or [...]

2020-05-27T13:59:37+02:00January 27th, 2020|

NEWS | Joint work for rural success!

Coordinators of four Horizon 2020 projects launched last year under the Rural Renaissance call organised a meeting to foster cooperation and synergies among the projects. DESIRA, SHERPA, POLIRURAL and Ruralization met on 9 January 2020 together with representatives from DG AGRI and the Research Executive Agency. The [...]

2020-04-28T15:37:37+02:00January 10th, 2020|

NEWS | DESIRA Steering Committee gathers in Brussels

First meeting of the year for DESIRA project brought together the Steering Committee to overview current status of the project and agreed upon the organisation of the first EU Rural Digitisation Forum. During the gathering, project partners discussed the progress and milestones of the project and decided [...]

2020-04-28T15:37:51+02:00January 8th, 2020|

NEWS | DESIRA Living Labs – A visit to the West Coast of Scotland

On 18 December 2019, our DESIRA partners, Leanne Townsend and Claire Hardy from the SEGS group at James Hutton Institute, visited the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership (CALLP) situated in Wester Ross and Sutherland on the West Coast of Scotland, UK. The visit was planned to [...]

2020-04-28T15:38:13+02:00December 19th, 2019|