EIP AGRI / Digitalization 

Latvian Minister of Agriculture Jānis Dūklavs opens EIP-AGRI workshop in Jūrmala (above-top); Participants during the workshop (middle); Slido outcome, interactive digital activity with participants during the workshop.
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Project/Client: Enabling Farmers for the Digital Age: The role of AKIS (Agrigultural Knowledge & Innovation Systems)

EIP AGRI, European Commission, project delivered in Jürmala (Latvia) and Brussels (Belgium)

Antonio Carlos Ruiz Soria has lead the facilitation of the EIP- AGRI Service Point, European Commission, workshop 'Enabling Farmers for the Digital Age: the Role of the Agriculture, Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) held in Jurmala, Latvia on 26-27 April 2018, for 90 participants from across Europe (managing authorities, researchers, farmers and advisors) with theobjective to explore and strengthen the role of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (with a particular focus on advisers and rural networking), supporting the understanding and use of digital technologies at farm level. Objectives:

  • To exchange experiences on how knowledge and innovation can support the digital transformation of agriculture, especially reflecting on the role of advisory services and national and regional rural networks 

  • To identify and share effective tools and methods to communicate digitisation opportunities to farmers

  • To gain insight into how digital technologies can transform AKIS and the opportunities they offer for improved AKIS performance

  • To promote networking among advisers and the other AKIS actors across the EU, to exchange resources and help them make the transition to digital agriculture


More information: https://ec.europa.eu/eip/agriculture/en/event/eip-agri-workshop-enabling-farmers-digital-age

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