ACTIVITIES

 CAPSELLA focuses on two complementary domains: agro-biodiversity and the food supply chain, in line with the most recent findings on how diversified agroecological systems are considered to be the alternative toward which both industrial agriculture and subsistence farming can and should evolve.

 

The aforementioned hot topics were tackled during the two-day meeting organised in the relaxing and warm atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside last May.

 

CAPSELLA Newsletter n. 1 giugno 2016

Are you a farmer, a stakeholder, an agrobiodiversity expert…..please take five minutes to fill in the CAPSELLA on-line questionnaire.
This tool is developed for the collection of initial needs and requirements in order to understand the type of information that different stakeholders have and would like to have access to, as well as the challenges of different agricultural players, which could be supported by the CAPSELLA solutions.

 

The CAPSELLA Team welcomes the possibility to hear you voice and understand how Information and Communications Technologies could improve your work and challenges.

 

The questionnaire is available at http://www.capsella.eu

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 ACTIVITIES

 CAPSELLA focuses on two complementary domains: agro-biodiversity and the food supply chain, in line with the most recent findings on how diversified agroecological systems are considered to be the alternative toward which both industrial agriculture and subsistence farming can and should evolve.

 

The aforementioned hot topics were tackled during the two-day meeting organised in the relaxing and warm atmosphere of the Tuscan countryside last May.

The first CAPSELLA workshop took place in Volterra (Pisa) and gathered about 60 experts from the agricultural, ICT and data domains, stakeholders and clusters to debate about and share ideas on the benefits of open data sharing for agrobiodiversity and agroecology. The farmers' responses collected during three Round Tables focused on field, seeds and food were positive and paved the way to understand that we are going in the right direction. The seed round table produced an outline of an ICT tool which could help European seed networks better manage internal data and information on the varieties being rescued, distributed and tested in farmers’ fields. Most of the animated discussions of the Round Table devoted to field was on the importance of the correct management of the soil organic matter (SOM). The main interests underlined were about data supported services to increase soil fertility, to use compost, to manage the SOM with precision agriculture techniques and to deal with the soil organisms in order to balance soil requirements and functional biodiversity. With regards to food, it emerged quite clearly that consumers are becoming continuously more aware of the importance of good food and wish to follow the path from seeds to fork!

To find out more, please read the press release.

 

 

CAPSELLA (Collective Awareness PlatformS for Environmentally-sound Land management based on data technoLogies and Agrobiodiversity) started in January 2016 and works closely with local communities (smallholders’ agriculture, biodiversity, food quality), to collect their needs and requirements and offer data-driven applications for sustainable agriculture!

 

 

The CAPSELLA consortium is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Datathon event that will be held on July 13 & 14. ATHENA/RC, CAPSELLA coordinator, will discuss how RDA services and outputs can innovate the wheat community. For further information please visit http://rda-wheat.imis.athena-innova ... hp?op=home

 

 

 

JOIN THE CAPSELLA TEAM AT MEDHACKATHON!

 The CAPSELLA Team is collaborating to organise this vibrant, two-day event that will take place in Patras, Greece on 13-15 July 2016

 

Any enthusiasts willing to show what can be done with available open data and information and communication technologies as well as anybody with the interest in improving or sharing the knowledge in related topics are more than welcome. The same applies for those willing to present available Open Data.  

 

WHAT IS GOING ON…in sustainable agriculture

 YPARD – A movement by and for youth in agricultural development. This international movement made by and for young professionals under 40 active in agricultural development operates as a network and with more than 10,000 members from 168 countries. YPARD is a decentralized organization. Its global unit is located in Rome, and there are regional sections for Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. More at http://www.isofar.org

 

A Dutch Farmersfood Experience...

Farmers need and value consumers requirements in order to provide the best food on their tables. In this light, ZLTO is currently developing an app and platform that could be supported by consumers data collected by the CAPSELLA project. Estate "de Barendonk" will be the pioneer with a prototype app. The aforementioned estate consists of a dairy farm (www.barendonk-holsteins.com/dairyfarm.php) with an associated recreational activity (www.barendonk.nl/english) including a nature campsite, hay hotel, meeting room and daily recreation activities such as farm tours and a gnome-path"

 

 UPCOMING RELATED EVENTS

 

GODAN SUMMIT - 15-16 September 2016 - New York, U.S
GODAN plans a global summit in 2016 for all its partners to move forward the agenda for open data in agriculture and nutrition. Please visit the GODAN Summit page for more information, as well as the @godanSec Twitter page.

 

First International Congress on Agrobiodiversity (IAC 2016) - 6-9 November 2016 - New Delhi, India
The objective of the Congress is to provide a platform to all the stakeholders engaged in genetic resource conservation and management to deliberate on thematic issues of global importance, with major emphasis on rational and effective use of agrobiodiversity for food, nutrition and environmental security. For further information please visit http://www.ypard.net