Call for applications: Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger 2019

The World Food Programme (WFP) Innovation Accelerator and Cargill announce a call for applications for the Global Innovation Challenge for Zero Hunger, running from 4 to 28 February 2019. Start-ups, private companies and NGOs are encouraged to submit bold solutions that can sustainably lift people out of hunger.
Application Deadline in 5 days

A Diagnostic Device for In-Situ Detection of Swine Viral Diseases: The SWINOSTICS Project

In this paper, we present the concept of a novel diagnostic device for on-site analyses, based on the use of advanced bio-sensing and photonics technologies to tackle emerging and endemic viruses causing swine epidemics and significant economic damage in farms.

Proagrica Highlights Top Data Trends for Agribusiness in 2019

For businesses in the supply chain, data solutions can form the backbone of sustainable growth, ensuring robust internal operations that are future-proofed and primed for data integration and insight which presents a potential landscape of dynamic new services and ways of working adding value to both businesses and their customers.

Vietnam announced a list of 13 key agricultural products

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has announced a list of 13 key agricultural products of Vietnam.The list includes rice, coffee, rubber, cashew nuts, pepper, tea, vegetables and fruit, cassava and cassava products, pork, meat and eggs, tra fish, shrimp, wood and wood products.

Call for Nominations: World Food Prize Foundation - Food Security and Agricultural Champions

The World Food Prize Foundation is currently accepting nominations for its globally renowned award that recognizes the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.
Application Deadline in 2 months

Call for Applications: 2019 Arrell Global Food Innovation Awards

Arrell Food Institute recognizes global leaders who are ensuring future food security for the planet, and hopes to inspire new leaders to take bold steps towards change. Scientific excellence and community engagement are necessary to overcome the challenges our world will face in feeding 9 billion people and beyond.
Applications are closed

Interactions between Trees, Crops and Animals: Experiences in a novel Bioenergy-Livestock system in the UK

Managing the interactions between trees, crops and animals is an on-going challenge for agroforestry farmers. This paper reports on interactions between trees, crops and both wild animals and livestock in the establishment years of a novel UK agroforestry system combining short rotation coppice for energy production with livestock production.

Call for applications: Social innovation and global healthcare to improve health-care access for people, animals and their communities in Kenya, Ghana or Nigeria

The MMH Accelerator is a structured, 11-month business accelerator program offered under the MMH Initiative that supports social entrepreneurs with well-established startups in the health space with an opportunity to strengthen and scale their work via the reach and operations of a multinational healthcare company through co-creation. Through the MMH Accelerator, participants are provided with tailored access to expertise and capacity building to unlock their next phase of growth.
Applications are closed

India launched Free Mobile Application for Farmers

The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare has developed Kisan Suvidha mobile application to facilitate dissemination of information to farmers on the critical parameters.

Bayer helps farmers keep sows healthy with new BCS SowDition smartphone application

BCS SowDition enables accurate and standardized body condition scoring of sows in four simple steps, contributing to better health and management.

Application of the IoT technologies in the poultry chain

The growth of poultry relies on the environment in which the bird feels comfortable, as well as on good-quality feed and water. In this use case, the performance of the poultry production chain is optimised through IoT driven technologies.

Cool roofs with high solar reflectance for the welfare of dairy farming animals

Ensuring livestock welfare in dairy farming promotes the production capacity of the animals in terms of both quantity and quality. In welfare conditions, the animals can produce at their full potential.

Thailand announced incentives to Boost Investment in Food Innovations

The incentives range from 5-10 years of corporate income tax exemption depending on the type of business and the level of technological advancement. To make this industry more attractive, BOI has offered addition incentives to top up from normal package. The additional incentives such as 50% corporate income tax holiday for five years or an additional two more years of income tax holiday will also be available.

EU's Call for Proposals: Bio-based fertilisers from animal manure

Projects shall demonstrate processes for recovery of mineral nutrients and production of novel fertilisers from animal manure.
Applications are closed

Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

The Fund has 4 areas of focus: 1. Species Research 2. Habitat Protection 3. Conservation Education 4. Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
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EU's Call for Proposals: Alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production

Activities shall focus on developing and testing new, efficient and targeted alternatives to anti-microbials in farmed animal production.
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EU's Call for Proposals: ERANETs in agri-food

The agri-food sector needs to take more advantage of the potential of digital technologies. Relevant technologies may include Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data technologies, remote and localised sensing.
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Online information system for data collection of cattle quality

The purpose of this research is to produce the prototype of an online information system for data collection of cattle quality in Semarang regency.

Application Progress of Agricultural Internet of Things in Major Countries

Agriculture is the important application field of the agricultural Internet of Things. With the development of information technology and computer network technology, IoT (Internet of Things) has entered various fields such as agricultural production, management, management, service and so on.

Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners).
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Call for Startups Registration Form: Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit

Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is a world class community of entrepreneurs, advisors and investors that invests in early-stage startups in AgriFood ecosystem, led by seasoned entrepreneurs that are working to solve the world's greatest challenges in value chain agrifood with technology, while leading the sustainability revolution.
Applications are closed
9 months ago

Development of Implantable Wireless Sensor Nodes for Animal Husbandry and MedTech Innovation

In this paper, we report the development, evaluation, and application of ultra-small low-power wireless sensor nodes for advancing animal husbandry, as well as for innovation of medical technologies.
10 months ago

More accurate estimates of methane emissions from dairy cattle developed

Having more robust and accurate models for predicting enteric methane emissions from livestock is important, Hristov pointed out, because these emissions represent a significant portion of global greenhouse gases blamed for causing climate change.
10 months ago

A Values-Based Approach to Exploring Synergies between Livestock Farming and Landscape Conservation in Galicia (Spain)

This study explores the values of dairy and beef cattle farmers, the assumptions that underpin them, and the various ways that these lead farmers to combine food production with the provision of other ecosystem services, such as landscape conservation and biodiversity preservation. This paper draws on empirical research from Galicia (Spain), a marginal and mountainous European region whose livestock production system has undergone modernization in recent decades, exposing strategic economic, social and ecological vulnerabilities.
10 months ago

Precision livestock farming at Brazil’s Fazenda Santa Fé cattle farms increases ranches’ productivity

Despite its remote location, this farm could be key to shaping the future of agriculture, even far beyond Brazil. That’s because the Bosch Precision Livestock Farming system is being used here for the first time.
a year ago

The SmartCow project, an integrated research infrastructure in the European cattle sector

INRA, the French National Institute for Agricultural Research, won the call for the European project INFRA-IA, for its proposal of integrating research infrastructures (RIs) for increased research capability and innovation in the European cattle sector: SmartCow.
a year ago

Impact of precision livestock farming on work and human- animal interactions on dairy farms. A review

Precision livestock farming can have a positive impact on dairy farmers’ work and can be attractive for young people. However, if the tools are not adapted to farmers’ needs and skills, PLF can also lead to negative impacts on farmers and animals.
a year ago

AgroCycle – developing a circular economy in agriculture

In the context of the agrifood chain, the ‘circular economy’ aims to reduce waste while also making best use of the ‘wastes’ produced by using economically viable processes and procedures to increase their value.
a year ago

Africa Call for Proposals: Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition

Project proposals around this general theme should seek to connect research, innovation to the society at large. In particular Research projects that offer solutions and promote innovation are encouraged.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Call for Proposals: Farming systems to improve the sustainability of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

PRIMA-IS is launching a call for research and innovation (RIA) proposals to mobilize the Euro-Mediterranean scientific communities, stakeholders and private entities and to support a wide range of research and innovation projects expected to produce a socio-economic impact in the near future.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Localized Agri-Food Systems and Biodiversity

The studies focus on Nordic low-intensity livestock systems related to species-rich semi-natural grasslands. All the studies show that low-intensive agriculture and use of semi-natural grasslands may play an important role in maintaining biodiversity on both small and large scales.
a year ago

Combination of Multi-Agent Systems and Wireless Sensor Networks for the Monitoring of Cattle

This study arises from the necessity to obtain a technological tool that faces this state of the art limitation. As novelty, this work presents a multi-agent architecture based on virtual organizations which allows to deploy a new embedded agent model in computationally limited autonomous sensors.
a year ago

FAO points the way for low-carbon animal products to support nutrition and rural livelihoods

As demand for meat and other animal products grows robustly, especially in developing countries, the question of equity and efficient distribution grows in importance.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Improving Animal Welfare - Organic and low-input Farming

EU animal welfare legislation has evolved on the basis of scientific knowledge, improving the quality of animals' lives taking into account citizens' expectations and market demands. Nevertheless, a number of problems remain unsolved and the sector faces challenges to cope with them. Research is needed to further improve the management of animal welfare, by looking into new opportunities offered by technological developments, development of appropriate business models and linking animal welfare with other production parameters, including animal health and environmental performance.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

EU Call for Proposals: Agri-Aqua Labs

In the area of crop production there is a fundamental interest in deciphering the dynamic responses of plants as they (pre)adapt to local conditions or adjust their growth and development to changes in the environment within their plasticity range. These adaptive traits are all the more important as plants are sessile and therefore require effective strategies to deal with uncertainty and to tolerate rather than avoid stress.
Applications are closed
10 months ago

Call for Project Proposals: Innovative Solutions for Agriculture in Africa

The U.S. African Development Foundation invites proposals for grant financing and local support, from African enterprises, cooperatives, and producer groups with innovative solutions that extend their own capabilities to increase revenues, create jobs, improve farmer incomes, and achieve sustainable market-based growth.
Applications are closed
a year ago

The North American Meat Institute Releases MyMeatUp 2.0 App, Improves Transparency, Allows Consumers to Determine Where Meat Comes From

The North American Meat Institute unveiled an updated version of its popular MyMeatUp app, the first-of-its-kind free mobile app aimed at helping shoppers, particularly millennials, individuals between ages 18 and 35, become informed, confident purchasers of meat and poultry.
a year ago

FAO launches new Climate-Smart Agriculture web platform

FAO has produced a new sourcebook for how to implement "climate-smart" approaches to agriculture, launched today at the Agriculture Action Day on the sidelines of the COP23 climate summit in Bonn.
a year ago

Precision Livestock Farming in Egg production

Specific contents include: (1) an overview of evolution in the egg industry that is reflective of what is now known as PLF and the new trend of egg production, (2) prominent characteristics of modern egg production systems that necessitate further development and adoption of PLF technologies, (3) some examples of PLF tools or technologies for establishment of science-based production guidelines or applications in field operations, and finally (4) outlook of PLF for egg production.
a year ago

The Future of Agriculture is Digital: Showcasting e-Estonia

In this article, we present successes of Estonia’s digital agenda and argue for coordinated farmer-centered actions for digitization of agriculture at the EU level.
a year ago