Author: Gianluca Brunori As stated by the Green Deal, the European Union attributes digitalisation a central role in the ecological transition and sustainable growth. In the proposal for a regulation for the next Common Agricultural Policy, digitalisation is present several times. However, looking at past reforms, there is [...]
During the last months, DESIRA’s Rural Digitalisation Forum has been working on a dedicated contribution to the process of the ‘Long-term vision for rural areas’ (LTVRA).
Browse through the practical examples of digital tools, projects and technologies adopted in agriculture, forestry and rural areas. A first set of 50 practice abstracts (PAs) have been made available online. Each PA describes a digital tool or project, and highlights the distinctive key elements, giving an overview [...]
The Rural Digitalisation Forum set-up by DESIRA held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The event gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, SMEs, stakeholders’ organisations, members of National Rural Networks, etc.) from 22 EU Member States. If you could not attend the [...]
The briefing takes stock of the digital connectivity of European rural households and provides an overview of the current state of digitalisation of rural areas. The document highlights the significant progress achieved in the last years regarding the objectives defined in the Digital Agenda for Europe. Nevertheless, the [...]
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.
The EU Rural Digitalisation Forum (RDF), set-up by the DESIRA (Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas) project, held its first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The RDF is a platform that brings together a wide range of stakeholders working on the digitalisation of rural areas. It aims to [...]
The Conceptual and Analytical Framework (CAF) of DESIRA elaborates on the theoretical underpinning of the project, which helps to shape all the activities implemented, namely: • digital transformation; • the Socio-Cyber-Physical system; • digital game changers; the socio-economic impact The report sets out a line of reasoning and [...]
Through an online questionnaire answered by the project consortium, DESIRA has identified and described more than 600 digital tools with different functions, which have been clustered in different groups according to the domain in which they can be used (agriculture, forestry, and rural areas). Then, they were further [...]
The Rural Digitalisation Forum set-up by DESIRA held the first meeting online on 10 September 2020. The event gathered around 60 attendees from different backgrounds (research, public authorities, SMEs, stakeholders’ organisations, members of National Rural Networks…) from 22 EU Member States (including one from Georgia). Participants from different [...]