DESIRA Articles

ARTICLE | Digitalisation in the Rural Vision Week

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 [...]

2021-04-28T10:24:26+02:00April 28th, 2021|

ARTICLE | The new CAP and the digital transformation of agriculture

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 [...]

2021-03-01T17:35:31+01:00March 1st, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digital Game Changers shaping the future of Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Areas in 2040

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).

2021-02-16T11:20:49+01:00February 15th, 2021|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation, Short Food Chain and Sovereignty

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.

2021-02-03T21:14:30+01:00October 27th, 2020|

ARTICLE | The first meeting of the Rural Digitalisation Forum

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 [...]

2021-02-03T21:09:50+01:00September 28th, 2020|

ARTICLE | Digitalisation and Agritourism in Garfagnana, Italy

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).

2021-02-03T20:13:08+01:00July 24th, 2020|

ARTICLE | Digital Transformation: Ongoing digitisation and digitalisation processes

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?

2021-02-03T20:14:29+01:00May 22nd, 2020|

ARTICLE | How will digitalisation be affected by Coronavirus?

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.

2021-02-03T20:19:37+01:00May 5th, 2020|