AgriFuture Days 2016
June 22th to 24th Villach, Austria
ICT’s for Technology Integration | Stakeholder Cooperation | Education | Local Experience
The 3rd Annual Agrifuture Days Conference of 2016 will be as absorbing and memorable event as its preceding conferences. We look forward to making Agrifuture Days 2016 another applied learning opportunity for our partners, friends and colleagues attending the conference while also sharing our beautiful landscape, a destination where you can unwind and enjoy yourself before returning to work.
The AgriFuture Days are organized by the Club of Ossiach, a group of agriculturists, agri-business managers, agriculture and forestry technologists, environmentalists and agricultural ICT specialists from around the world. They meet periodically to collectively discuss and collaboratively act on influencing the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and contribution to food and nutritional security and safety globally.
The AgriFuture Days 2016 offer the possibility to showcase technologies, products, innovations, services and methods for the farming- and forestry community to applicable innovations. The conference shall be a great place for exhibitors to meet key decision makers from practices, governments, and organizations. Around 50 presentations and a large number of attendees from all over the world are expected. Not all excepted papers will get a slot to present, but we will have also posters to be presented and discussed within the participants. Further the three Workshops will bring better cooperation and discussion for all participants.
SMART CITIES NEED SMART RURAL AREAS
With rapid urbanisation world-wide, development of rural areas lags far behind that of smart cities. The conference will discuss how ICT can contribute to the future of the Rural – Urban continuum with a focus on agriculture, the core economic and social activity of rural areas, especially in the context of smallholder farmers. The conference will also consider the framework which is necessary to integrate all Agri-food chain partners from production to marketability of rural products, support education and learning as also create inclusive, interdependent rural-urban local communities.
Topics of Interest
It will look at key issues in 3 areas where applications and use ICTs and related technologies make a difference:
- Technologies and technology integration for the Smart urban-Rural Continuum
- Chain management and Stakeholder´s integration
- Education. Learning and local experience integration
Again, please mark the date in your calendar and please circulate this announcement to your colleagues and relevant mailing lists.
See you in Villach – Auf Wiedersehen in Villach!
Ajit Maru & Walter Mayer
"Club of Ossiach"
Postgasse 6, 9500 Villach, Austria