In past years in world an extensive research and development work is being done to ensure information technology use in agriculture; long range wireless sensor network (WSN) creation for specific agricultural use. Existing WSN solutions are in experimental development phase; their implementations is not possible without the specific WSN technology developers’ assistance and they have a short working range (ability to guarantee communication between sensors only at a range of several tens of meters); therefore their implementation in large area is very expensive. Realistic WSN implementation is unthinkable without specific WSN technology that includes physical nodes, sensors, operating system, application programming environment, competence centre support. The paper describes new long distance RFID based technology implementation - VLIT NODEcontinue
THE COLOGNE DECLARATION is alive document, which will be again discussed during Prague EFITA/WCCA conference. We would like ask you about active contribution. See full text on Slideshare.
The EU-funded projects FutureFarm, agriXchange and CAPIGI-network which joined together in GeoFARMatics 2010 in Cologne, Germany, from 24th-26th November 2010, recognised that agri-food and rural ICT must be an essential part of the European Digital Agenda for 2020. The process of building the Rural Knowledge Society started by the Valencia declaration helps to reduce the digital divide between rural and urban communities in Europe. However, new changes in the global food supply, growing demands on food quality and quantity, energy demands and environmental aspects introduce new demands on future knowledge management. The objective of future knowledge management should be to enable the agri-food and rural communities to react adequately to these changes. For this reason, knowledge management has to become part of the agri-food and rural production system. This requires a clear vision, which has to be based on discussions with farmers, experts, politicians and other stakeholders.continue
The fifth year of our free, EFITA sponsored, public domain e-Book: "ICT in Agriculture: Perspectives of Technological Innovation" http://departments.agri.huji.ac.il/economics/gelb-main.html is now over.continue
THE PRAHA DECLARATION
The European Conference “Information System in Agriculture and Forestry”
In Praha, on 15th - 17th May, 2006.
that the objective of the future rural development strategy for rural regions of Europe will become fully diversified, knowledge based economies that extend and complete our globally competitive urban economies to ensure the sustainability of Europe as a whole. Rural economies have to extend urban economies in terms of access to knowledge, infrastructure and services. They have to complete urban economies by providing public goods essential for sustainability - food and energy security, public amenity, bio-diversity and climate regulation. Information society technologies and the life-sciences will play a critical role enabling the ‘sustainable transformation of Europe’. Clearly much remains to be done and many challenges need to be overcome.continue
Do Africa need ICT federation for Agriculture. How skills are important. How experience from post communist countries could be used in Africa.continue