Author: Blanca Casares (AEIDL) The 'Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe's rural areas', organised by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) Contact Point, together with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI), took place between the 22 and 26 March 2021. The event included [...]
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).
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 [...]
In a focus group meeting organised by the University of Pisa within the Summer School of the International Master of Science in Rural Development, Laura Martinelli and Franca Bernardi talked about their experience with digitalisation and COVID-19 in their agritourism farms located in Garfagnana (Tuscany, Italy).
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?
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.
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 organised.
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.