Digitising Agrifood

What is the state of play of digitisation in agrifood and how can we make sure it contributes to building sustainability? The report ‘Digitising Agrifood - pathways and challenges’ addresses just these considerations. It is a comprehensive report from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and the [...]

2020-02-04T14:07:49+01:00January 27th, 2020|

Opportunities and challenges for Smart Farming in the EU

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 pushed for adoption. The work shows how research [...]

2020-02-04T14:09:57+01:00January 27th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-01-15T16:10:58+01:00January 8th, 2020|

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 [...]

2020-01-15T16:12:07+01:00December 19th, 2019|

DESIRA at the DigiMetis Symposium

One of DESIRA partners from James Hutton Institute, Leanne Townsend was invited to speak at the DigiMetis Symposium held on 26 November 2019 at the Wageningen University and Research. Leanne's talk introduced the main objectives of the DESIRA project and focused on inequalities created in rural areas as [...]

2020-02-04T14:13:11+01:00November 27th, 2019|

Here we are! The digitalisation of rural areas through the DESIRA project?

In DESIRA - Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas, we are 25 partners from 16 Members States coming together to implement this 4-year project. Our main objective is to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges of digitalisation in [...]

2020-01-15T15:59:04+01:00November 20th, 2019|