Since 2016, Fuori di Zucca (i.e. Out of Pumpkin) is an association coordinating a Solidarity Purchasing Group (GAS) without lucrative purposes at the centre of Perugia city (Italy). Mr Domenico Lizzi (Project Coordinator) explains the role of digital tools in this network of social and physical exchanges between consumers and farmers.
Source: ENRD, 2020 Smart Villages and Rural Digital Transformation is the latest Briefing developed by the European Network for Rural Development to assist Managing Authorities and rural stakeholders in designing and implementing Smart Villages initiatives in key domains. The focus of this document is on promoting digital transformation [...]
The Wood-chain project, funded by PEFC International, will test and stimulate the application of blockchain technology as an innovative IT solution for forestry and wood applications, strengthening traceability and PEFC certification. Blockchain technology may allow a transparent and complete tracking of wood and timber products, fully compatible with [...]
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently published a policy note on the implications of coronavirus crisis for rural development. The document outlines digitalisation as one of the responses adopted in many member countries to help rural communities and businesses cope and adapt to this [...]
The global pandemic means that we have moved rapidly from an era of disruptive technologies as occasional societal game changers, to one where disruptions in society are leading rapidly towards the application of technologies in more and more domains.
A recent report by the OECD, Digital Opportunities for Better Agricultural Policies, considers how digital technologies can be used to support agricultural policies, focusing on the different stages of the policy cycle, with a particular emphasis on policies to improve agriculture.