On 31 August 2021, the DESIRA Latvian Living Lab held a physical workshop to carry out its Scenario Planning.
NEWS | What are the needs, expectations and impacts for digitalisation emerging from the DESIRA Living Labs?
DESIRA is carrying out a synthesis report on Needs, Expectations and Impact (NEI) of digitalisation on agriculture, rural areas, and forestry. This synthesis report includes a comparative analysis of socio-economic impacts of digitalisation using the basis of the 21 NEI regional reports elaborated by each project [...]
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a report on Scenarios for EU Rural Areas by 2040, which aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policy-making process. In particular, this report contributes to the discussions and the development of the Long-Term Vision for EU Rural Areas [...]
The European Evaluation Helpdesk for Rural Development has launched the Evaluation Knowledge Bank. The initiative aims at providing insights into various outputs developed in initiatives and projects at the EU, and Member States levels, concerning data infrastructures and data use. The Evaluation Knowledge Bank proposes a quick guide [...]
Author: Maria del Mar Delgado, University of Córdoba (Spain) Spain is making a strong commitment to digital transformation. It is one of the fundamental levers for relaunching economic growth, reducing inequalities, increasing productivity and taking advantage of the opportunities arising from new technologies. Moreover, it is considered a [...]
Authors: Blanca Casares & Lucia Garrido (AEIDL) The European Commission has published the Communication on the Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas up to 2040! Built on analysis, foresight activities, extensive consultations and contributions from communities, the Communication identifies the challenges that rural areas face, as well as highlights some [...]
On 18 June 2021, the DESIRA partner María del Mar Delgado Serrano, from University of Córdoba (Spain), received the Spanish Order of Civil Merit at a ceremony presided over by the King and Queen, accompanied by their daughters. During the ceremony, 24 exemplary citizens were honoured in recognition [...]
The coming months will be very busy for DESIRA partners and Living Labs. Several activities are on the table. While the Needs, Expectations and Impact (NEI) Analysis report is on its way, the DESIRA consortium is already working on its National Policy Analysis reports, and planning the Scenario [...]
NEWS | A Socio-Cyber-Physical System framework in digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas
The DESIRA research team has produced the open access article 'Digital transformation of agriculture and rural areas: a Socio-Cyber-Physical System framework to support responsibilisation'. The article has been published in the Journal of Rural Studies on 21 May 2021. Digital technologies are often seen as an opportunity to [...]
The Farm Sustainability Tool (FaST) is a core platform for the generation and re-use of solutions for sustainable and competitive agriculture. FaST will help lay the foundations of a comprehensive digital ecosystem for sustainable farm and land management in Europe. It will support farmers in their administrative decision-making [...]