The European horticulture is an innovative sector. Greenhouses have developed towards high-tech factories that are highly automated. The sector is also very active in eBusiness and in the standardisation of information exchange. Despite this good basis, the horticulture faces major challenges due to the increasing international competition, recent food incidents such as the EHEC crisis, and fast advances in (information) technology, among others. One main answer to these developments is to innovate towards more information-based and knowledge-intensive production systems and supply chains.
Test if knowledge, software and data schemes and databases could be re-used between regional organizations such as AgGateway, AgroXML, AgroEDI, AgroConnect, etc.
Interoperability depends on the use of identical semantics, methodology and technics.
Setting the strategic research agenda (SRA) for a common basis for policy making for introduction of innovative approaches on data exchange in agri-food industry
Lead responsible: Karel Charvat
10´ Presentation of previous activities, including:
• Rural Wins
• Valencia Declaration
• eRural Brussels conference conclusions
• Prague Declaration
• aBard vision
• ami@netfood Strategic Research Agenda
• Study on Availability of Access to Computer Networks in Rural Areas
• Future Farm vision
“Future platform for Agro-ICT: where to go?”
The organisers of the Smart AgriMatics Conference would like to use the 2012 conference to bring together Chief Information Officers (or their equivalents or representatives) in the AgriFood Sector to discuss the developments in agro-ict from a business perspective. The idea is to try to link the strategies of companies in the food sector to the developments in ICT and to discuss what this means for the research agenda.
• Welcome and introduction of participants (chair: Krijn Poppe)
Pecha Kucha Session: Agri-Food apps
We are glad to announce that the following papers were accepted for presentation during the Pecha Kucha Session Agri-Food apps at Smart AgriMatics:
- LivestockOne Android data collection application - Andrew Cooke (Managing Director, Rezare Systems Limited, New Zealand)
- Veggipedia App - Johan den Engelse (Support Desk Frug I Com / Projectadviseur, Fruit Vegetable Agency Holland, The Netherlands)
- food mapping - Ed Dowding (Sustaination, United Kingdom)
Dissemination and knowledge sharing on the agri-food extension for Standard Business Reporting with XBRL
• Sustainability performance assessment at farm level – Emeline Fellus (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform)
• XBRL Agri-extension in the Netherlands – Walter van Everdingen and Tim Verwaart (LEI Wageningen UR)
• Sustainability monitoring and the Sustainability Consortium – Krijn Poppe (LEI Wageningen UR)
HOW GOVERNMENTS AND FARMERS EXCHANGE INFORMATION TO IMPROVE THE LAND PARCEL INFORMATION SYSTEM.
Lead responsible: Tamme van der Wal
Lead responsible: Erik Rehben and Benedicte Fusai
Animal identification and traceability (AIT) is the capacity to retrieve the location of an animal as well as the different holdings where he was reared by the mean of an identification number. These systems were established in the European Union (EU) at the end of the nineties and in some other countries in the world.
In Europe, these systems are mature and are a key component of animal productions. They have now to cope with new challenges:
1. New requirements for multipurpose systems
The aXTool for information exchange in agri-food sector
Demonstration and geting hands-on experience with the aXTool for modelling and implementing use cases on information exchange in the agri-food sector.
Developing of the concepts of Tailored Information and Transparent Meat in which the consumer is informed relevant information e.g. concerning safety, availability, health, environmental protection, animal welfare, etc. using chain information systems and Future Internet.
• Opening and introduction: "Food Awareness, Food Transparency and Future Internet contribution” - Carlos Maestre (Atos, Spain).