The EURAKNOS project wants to reinforce the EU agricultural knowledge base by building a datasystem to enable farmers easier access to information EURAKNOS is a H2020 EU Thematic Network that started in 2019 and aims to create the network that will strengthen the EU agricultural knowledge base by collecting existing knowledge and best practices from […]
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From 15th May until 1st August 2019 we are seeking individuals to attend agricultural shows on behalf of Innovation for Agriculture. The theme for this years’ show season is AMR (antimicrobial resistance), and better use of antibiotics across the agricultural sector. Tasks will include setting up show stand, as well as interacting with the attendees […]
The Royal Agricultural Society of England is holding the final of the National Agricultural Student Speaker Of The Year Award 2019 at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester on 21st March 2019. The finalists, from Harper Adams University, Royal Agricultural University and Newcastle University, will talk on topical issues facing UK agriculture. The winner of these […]
The 4D4F (Data Driven Dairy Decisions for Farmers) H2020 project which is led by Innovation for Agriculture has released a video that shows the impact of the use of sensor technology and how it can improve dairy farming. The video discusses the project including sensor technology benefits and impacts. It covers two case studies: Miracle […]
Joe Collins, IfA’s Soil & Water Research Assistant, talks about his role at IfA including his work experience as part of the Cator-Gardner Scholarship in the Young Farmer Focus article in the Farmers Guardian. Read Article
The IfA team are at dairy-Tech 2019, talk to them about 4D4F, NEFERTITI and their projects on antibiotic resistance to see how using the latest technology and improved animal welfare can reduce the use of antibiotics on farm and increase farm profitability.
UK farmers should be congratulated on achieving a 40% reduction in antibiotic use in 5 years (to 2017) with even bigger falls in critically important antibiotics. In many cases this has happened by improving management practices which has also resulted in increased profitability. However, this is just the beginning and we need to keep on […]
Agrocycle is an EU Horizon 2020 project aiming to better understand and address waste streams associated with the agri-food industry. The AgroCycle Project aims to deliver sustainable waste valorisation pathways addressing the European policy target of reducing food waste by 50% by 2030. As part of this approach the project has been analyzing agri-food waste value chains, from farm-to-table, livestock and crop production, […]
A 7 million euro project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme, was launched at the end of November in Dublin, Ireland. FAIRshare, which is being led by Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, brings together 22 partners from 15 countries across Europe. The five-year project revolves around the farm […]