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Rural Innovation and Digital Revolution in Agriculture

The CIHEAM WATCH LETTER n°38 in February 2017 on "Rural innovation and digital revolution in agriculture " wishes to provide a regional Mediterranean overview in terms of innovation in rural areas and the role of ICT in agriculture. This issue is resolutely prospective and rich in the presentation of various experiences in order to contribute to the analysis of the major ongoing agricultural and territorial developments in this strategic area of the world, where the progress and the growth of digital technology and human inventiveness exist outside urban worlds.


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Présentation d'Agreenuim, l'Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France

The European Union “multi-actor” approach to agricultural innovation: first steps and major challenges 

Angelo di Mambro, Journalist, Brussels

Big data : a cultural and technical challenge for which agriculture has strong assets 

Christian Huyghe, Muriel Mambrini-Doudet, Odile Hologne, INRA and Pascal Bergeret, CIHEAM – Montpellier

Promoting Rural Innovation in the Mediterranean through the Development of Entrepreneurial Culture in Favor of Young People

Damiano Petruzzella, Laura Scivetti and Annarita Antonelli, CIHEAM – Bari

Quelle place pour l’élevage de précision dans le contexte du bassin méditerranéen ?

François Bocquier et Magali Jouven, Montpellier Supagro, France

Le numérique pour faire de l’aliment un créateur de lien

Hervé Pillaud, Agronuméricus

Former pour et par le numérique tout au long de la vie professionnelle dans les métiers de l’agriculture

Philippe Prévost, Agreenium, l’Institut agronomique, vétérinaire et forestier de France et Christian Germain, Bordeaux Sciences Agro

Multifunctional agriculture and ICT: Incompatibility or a recipe for territorial development?

Athanasios Ragkos, Vagis Samathrakis, Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece

Alexandros Theodoridis, Christos Batzios, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

The Digital Economy: the Silent Revolution that Will Change the Region

Javier Albarracín, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed), Spain

Sharing and Pooling Resources in Common Infrastructures is Essential to Accelerate Research and Diffusion of Digital Innovations in Agriculture

Veronique Bellon-Maurel, Bruno Tisseyre, Thomas Crestey and Pierre Maurel, Montpellier Supagro-IRSTEA, France

Application des nouvelles technologies dans l’agriculture intensive espagnole

Eduardo Pardo Martínez, Javier Rodríguez Sánchez, Centro Tecnologico Tecnova, Spain 

New communication methodologies in an innovative digital extension system in Egypt

Mahmoud Medany, Climate Change Information Center and Renewable Energy (CCICRE), Sahar Zayan, Plant Pathology Research Institute et Dorra Fiani, Knowledge Economy Foundation

Food and Nutrition Security and Data Gaps in Lebanon

Rachel A. Bhan, Food Security Program, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Un exemple de l’utilisation des drones dans la gestion technique d’un verger de pêcher en Tunisie

Hatem Mabrouk, Fatma Ben Jemaa, Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (INAT), Tunisie et Denis Feurer, Sylvain Massuel, Institut de recherche pour le développement, Montpellier, France      

Integrated Smart Decision Support Tool for ECO-efficient Inputs Management of MENA region Farming Systems (ECO-FARM)

Redouane Choukr-Allah, Abdelaziz Hirich, International center for Biosaline Agriculture, Dubai, UAE

Improving irrigation efficiency in the Bekaa Valley

Ilhab Jomaa, Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute, Lebanon and Ronald Jaubert, Graduate Institute of Geneva, Switzerland

L’accès aux données pour la recherche et l’innovation en agriculture

Acta, Réseau Numérique et Agriculture (ACTA)

The Future of Farming through the Internet of Things perspective

Alicia Asín, Libelium, Spain

The role of Technology in the Market Access and Transparency Enhancement, the Example Italian Online Commodities Exchange

Alessandra Pallottelli, Borsa Merci Telematica Italiana, Italy

Le cofarming ou l’entraide 3.0 pour redonner de la compétitivité à notre agriculture

Jean-Paul Hébrard, WeFarmUp, France


Stéphane Marcel, SMAG, France







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