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.
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.
Authors: Oliver Moore and Davie Philip, CULTIVATE (The Sustainable Ireland Cooperative Society) What is the state of play of digitisation in agrifood and how can we make sure it contributes to building sustainability? The report ‘Digitising Agrifood - pathways and challenges’ addresses just these considerations. It is a [...]
Author: Manlio Bacco, CNR (National Research Council, Italy) A recent scientific paper by Manlio Bacco of CNR (National Research Council of Italy), together with other authors, overviews research initiatives and scientific literature on the topic of Smart Farming (SF), looking at recent technologies and techniques being used or [...]
In DESIRA - Digitisation: Economic and Social Impacts in Rural Areas, we are 25 partners from 16 Members States coming together to implement this 4-year project. Our main objective is to improve the capacity of society and political bodies to respond to the challenges of digitalisation in [...]