The online platform for agricultural knowledge and information in Europe goes online. Practice-oriented materials from EU-funded projects will be the starting point for first contributions. Project coordinators, stakeholders and agricultural journalists will get an exclusive first look at EU-FarmBook at the pre-launch event on 8 February at 10.30 am (CET).
The EU-FarmBook pre-launch event will be broadcast live from the EUFRAS studio in Latvia on 8 February from 10:30 to 12:00 (CET). EU-FarmBook brings together the outcomes of EU-funded research and innovation projects. H2020 and Horizon Europe project coordinators are invited to provide their practice-oriented materials from this date onwards. These materials will help farmers, foresters and advisors meet their practical needs and future challenges. The platform will support the transition to a sustainable agriculture by making innovative solutions available for farmers, foresters and other rural actors. All members of common agricultural policy (CAP) rural networks like policy makers, researchers, advisors, educators and students will also benefit from these contents.
“We have been working towards this moment and are now looking forward to many contributions,” says Pieter Spanoghe, EU-FarmBook coordinator and professor for Crop Protection Chemistry at Ghent University. “The pre-launch event will give a first insight into the new platform and our technical team will demonstrate the upload process, its current features, and future improvements”, says Spanoghe. The project management will explain the importance and benefits of EU-FarmBook together with Natalia Brzezina, Policy Officer of the European Commission (DG AGRI).
EU, regional and national policy makers and agricultural journalists are invited to get an exclusive first look at the new platform. Following the pre-launch, EU-FarmBook ambassadors will support the project coordinators in their Member State with their contributions to the platform. They will also inform the agricultural media about the progress of EU-FarmBook. In the future, the platform can serve as a journalistic tool for researching innovation stories and connecting with experts.
The EU-FarmBook is a Horizon Europe funded project that is working at regional, national, and European level to build an online platform for gathering and sharing agriculture and forestry knowledge. The platform aims to become an interactive, multilingual meeting place for agriculture and forestry communities. Knowledge should be easily Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable according to FAIR data principles. 29 partners from 18 countries are contributing to the project that is funded by the EU, which will run from 2022 to 2029.
The Pre-Launch Event
The event will take place online on 8 February 2024 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm (CET). The European Forum for Agricultural and Rural Advisory Services (EUFRAS) in Latvia is a member of the EU-FarmBook consortium and will host and broadcast the event live through the EU-FarmBook Website and its Youtube Channel.
Links to the Pre-Launch Event
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