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Agriculture 4.0 faces the great challenges arising from the growing need for food in quantity and quality, by maximizing its production in a sustainable way, while allowing a climate change mitigation and improving the use of the natural resources. Thus, digital tools, such as remote and proximity sensing, autonomous equipment / robots and the use of artificial intelligence (AI), are some of the solutions that aim to improve the agro-sector management (soil, water, plant). However, it is still need to promote its accessibility, through the development of affordable and customized solutions, and ultimatley translate the data into useful information for farmers.
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Spraying is a fundamental agricultural operation, used for the dispersion of both pesticides and fertilisers over trees and crops, directly affecting the volume and quality of agricultural yield; however, spraying is subjected to limitations with respect to safety regulations, water consumption and droplet cloud drift. An emerging agricultural trend is referring to drone spraying operations, offering prominent and unique advantages such as speed of operation, applicability to almost every type of ground and crops, and significant saving in water and pesticides/fertilisers.
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Gyula Balka: The international trade of live pigs and semen used for artificial insemination, the cross border migration of wild boars as well as contaminated pork products is causing continuous emergence and spread of transboundary diseases. Some of these, like African Swine Fever of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome are considered to be the most economically devastating diseases of the swine industry. Our project is aiming to provide a tool for the quick and reliable diagnosis of these diseases, which is essential for their control.
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Vincent Levavasseur will speak at the 2021 edition of the Smart Farming Conference
What drives you?
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My passion is to help farmers to succeed in the agroecological transition using the right tools and the good networks. There are big challenges today in agriculture where agroecology can fully bring responses at the economic, environmental and social levels. Our challenge is to scale up agroecology.
Rapid, on-site assessment of potential risks that compromise food safety and quality can play a key role in maintaining the agricultural sector’s sustainability and profitability. POC diagnostics and tests have proven indispensable tools for screening. Considering that eggs are a cheap and excellent source of protein, the volume of eggs produced in EU and the industry’s profitability, investments on new technologies that reassure food safety from “farm to fork” are justified. Early detection of antibiotics and mycotoxins, in view of their impact on health, is crucial for the successful implementation of the “farm to fork” approach.
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The increased population density in modern animal production systems has made them vulnerable to various transboundary infectious agents & diseases. During the last decades in the developed world, a reduction in the direct burden of livestock diseases has been observed, because of more effective drugs & vaccines. However, the total impact may actually be increasing, because in a highly interconnected world, the effects of diseases extend far beyond animal sickness & mortality.
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ITC – Innovation Technology Cluster aims to foster cross-sectoral innovation based upon novel technologies and ICT, while bringing together SMEs and other institutions from different sectors and turn them into being ‘’Smart’’. The Cluster focuses its effort in setting up foundation that allows knowledge actors and industry players (especially SMEs) to detect, create and exchange new technologies and best practices, which will allow them to create new services and products, and thus generate new value chains.
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An ultra-compact multiplexing sensor platform based on a novel plasmo-photonic bimodal interferometric sensor, combined with low cost on-chip light generation will be presented. The sensor will be capable of simultaneously and quickly detecting different analytes of interest and will be part of a holistic, modular solution that exploits unique engineering designs, IoT concepts and advanced data analytics, for the early detection of contaminations in the fruit and vegetables (F&V) value chains.
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The use of oak barrels for wine ageing is a widespread technique due to the ideal physical and structural properties of oak wood. The oak barrel is an active, interactive container that releases aromatic compounds and tannin when wet while allowing oxygen to penetrate and largely determines the characteristics of produced wine. The level of release of characteristics compounds to the enclosed wine decreases for repeated wine fillings and after a number of refills the barrel must be replaced.
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