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Ratification of the field crop LIT in Auvergne

A living, open-air laboratory that will help develop farming and is based on the principles of agroecology, this ambitious project includes 7 partners from the worlds of research, farming and agricultural technology schools and was ratified on March 1, 2017...

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#DigitAg: boosting agriculture through training and digital innovation

The new Convergences Institute #DigitAg project aims to accelerate economic development in the agricultural industry through digital progress and innovative training and research. Selected last July by the ANR, the project officially started on January 1,...

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Digital agriculture: Farms reveal their data using a smart device

The Vbox allows farmers to assess the fuel consumption of their agricultural machinery and eventually, the quality of their harvests, through an on-board data acquisition system developed by the Exotic Systems start-up and used in an Irstea research project....

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Agroecology: a free MOOC for everyone, designed by experts

Farmers, students, researchers and interested members of the public: perfect your knowledge of agroecology and its practices with the Agroecology MOOC. This free online course from February 17 to April 22, 2017 is open to all. The course provides you with the...

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Sharing water resources

There is water on Earth. However, as P. Barthelemy points out, "The Earth is actually brown, dyed blue." He indicates that despite the planet's blue colour, easily accessible fresh water is very scarce. That's why it's so important to save, preserve and evaluate the resource, now and for the future. Irstea research is currently tackling this universal and practical issue.

Published 10/02/2014

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Agricultural equipment projet : questionnaire set up for manufacturers

Irstea has been commissioned to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural equipment sector and to deliver support recommendations to encourage industrial innovation and development as part of the French industrial development and agricultural ecology project.

Participate in the online questionnaire.