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#OFE2021

The First Conference on Farmer-Centric On-farm Experimentation — Digital Tools for a Scalable Transformative Pathway will be held on October 13th-15th 2021 in Montpellier, France.

#OFE2021 Abstract Submission Deadline Extended

Abstracts for #OFE2021 are accepted until June 30, 2021. Submit your 150-word abstract for an e-presentations on On-Farm Experimentation activities or research. Topics addressing lessons learnt as well as research results are suitable and encouraged.

1. Value Creation

Monday May 10th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) “Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation”, or “OFE”, is a shared, self-sustaining process of change. Value is essential to its development and success. With the aim of enhancing interest, trust and investment in OFE, this webinar will ask: How is value created? How is value shared? Who gains from OFE? How can science and technology improve OFE processes? Experience suggests that farmers need little persuasion to engage; on-farm experimentation is a process they already do and understand. But to scale up, we need to recognize how OFE creates ...

2. People and Processes

Wednesday May 12th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) How can we ensure that digitally enabled On-Farm Experimentation avoids the classic “Technology Fallacy,” and instead centres transformation around people? Recent research from MIT demonstrated that “people are the real key to digital transformation” (Kane 2019). Change is as much about us and our organizations as it is about the technology. Change occurs when people change, transformation occurs when individual changes scale up through their networks and their organizations. The underlying change throughout is in knowledge and shared culture. This webinar will explore various examples of ...

3. Data and Analytics

Monday May 17th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) How should we rethink the planning and analysis of on-farm experiments with farmers’ interests in mind? How should we organize and curate data and metadata for this purpose? Farmer-centric experimentation has great potential to improve the design and adoption of better farm management practices. All stakeholders, including farmers, commercial product and service providers, scientists and policy makers, must seize this opportunity to improve farm practices in terms of precision, efficiency and impact. From smallholders to broadacre farmers, from local to greater scales, well-targeted analytics can be deployed to ...

3. Data and Analytics

Monday 17th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) How should we rethink the planning and analysis of on-farm experiments with farmers’ interests in mind? How should we organize and curate data and metadata for this purpose? Farmer-centric experimentation has great potential to improve the design and adoption of better farm management practices. All stakeholders, including farmers, commercial product and service providers, scientists and policy makers, must seize this opportunity to improve farm practices in terms of precision, efficiency and impact. From smallholders to broadacre farmers, from local to greater scales, well-targeted analytics can be deployed to exploit ...

4. Policy Linkages

Wednesday May 19th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) Policy, legislation and investments are necessary to support transformation through OFE which is, essentially, a local process that engages farmers and others around specific changes on the farm. Currently, initiatives around OFE are happening in spite of poorly aligned institutional structures and incentives within the agricultural sciences, with funding mechanisms, career paths and norms favouring traditional experimentation. Harnessing the transformational potential of OFE for agricultural sciences and innovation requires more strategic institutional alignment. To scale up, OFE will need nurturing policy, well-designed legislation and secure investment. This webinar will ...

4. Policy Linkages

Wednesday 19th (8-10 a.m. Chicago = 3-5 p.m. Paris) Policy, legislation and investments are necessary to support transformation through OFE which is, essentially, a local process that engages farmers and others around specific changes on the farm. Currently, initiatives around OFE are happening in spite of poorly aligned institutional structures and incentives within the agricultural sciences, with funding mechanisms, career paths and norms favouring traditional experimentation. Harnessing the transformational potential of OFE for agricultural sciences and innovation requires more strategic institutional alignment. To scale up, OFE will need nurturing policy, well-designed legislation and secure investment. This webinar will present ...

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Convenors

Dr. Véronique Bellon Maurel, INRAE, Director of #DigitAg, France Dr. Nicolas Tremblay, International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA), Canada Prof. Simon Cook, Murdoch University, Centre for Digital Agriculture, Australia

e-Presentations and/or short paper

These e-presentations are made as a short video (4 min recording) for publication on the OFE2021 website (by June 30) A short paper (5 pages; 1500–2000 words) can be coupled to the e-presentation or standalone for publication in the Conference Proceedings (by September 15)

Expected outputs

Framework for OFE that identifies transformational value processes; organisation for social capitalisation; functions for digital technologies and linkages to policy, legislation and investment Technical summary for policy-makers Network of specialists to execute further steps in OFE development

Format of the Conference

Conference presentation format for 100–150 delegates to share information around four themes. See the program here. In addition, 200 delegates attending by video-streaming are expected. Two-day (13th-14th of October) information sharing from global specialists about current developments in digital agriculture, value creation, innovation systems and policy landscapes surrounding OFE. French/English translation. Third day (15th of October) field tour and focus session to pull down key messages and critical requirements for policy change to support farmer-centric digital transformation.

More information

Download the 2-page introduction to the Conference (‘PDF‘ or ‘see online‘) Subscribe to the Conference News for updates

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Preparatory workshop-webinars

The Conference will be preceded by four thematic workshop webinars in May. These webinars will each be prepared by a dedicated working group.  Value creation: through co-producing and sharing knowledge People and processes: avoiding the tech fallacy, building ecosystem innovation platforms Data and analytics: large-scale agronomy, experimental designs, aggregation, metadata Policy linkages: to support innovation, and for data governance  

Purpose

To share global experience of farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation (OFE) To explain the innovation process that OFE represents, as an alternative to the top-down, researcher-directed process that currently predominates How OFE creates value to sustain itself; The alternative innovation pathways of the OFE bottom-up processes; How OFE offers a pathway for valorising digital technologies in agriculture; and The interplay between OFE practice on the ground and supporting policy and investment.

Recordings of the #OFE2021 May Webinar Series are Available

The four #OFE2021 webinars recordings are now available at https://www.ispag.org/Events/OFE both in full-length and in individual presentations formats.   Value Creation. OFE creates value for varied stakeholders, value is shared, and scientific disciplines can contribute.   People and Processes. People are the real key to digital transformation. Transformation occurs when individual changes scale up through their networks and their organizations.   Data and Analytics. Appropriate procedures and well-targeted analytics can be deployed to exploit the valuable data and metadata collected on the farm.   Policy Linkages. Currently, initiatives around OFE are happening ...

Register now to #OFE2021

Register now for a virtual attendance and no later than October 8. Discounts are available for ISPA members, students, attendees from low and middle-income countries, non-profit organizations, farmers, and farmer organizations.  

Rewards

The 20 best e-presentations will also be shown during the conference plenary sessions, and 4 will be selected for the “Best Scientific Committee Award” and “Best Audience Award.” The best three papers will be selected by the Scientific Committee for “Best Conference Paper Award,” with prizes in the form of financial support to publish open access into a Special Issue associated with the Conference. Full details available on the website.

Supported by

The conference is supported by the OECD Co-operative Research Program (CRP) “Biological resource management for sustainable agricultural systems,” under Theme 3 — Transformational technologies and innovation. It is organised by INRAE Montpellier and the On-Farm Experimentation Community (OFE-C) of the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA).   Support is also provided by Agropolis Foundation, Occitanie Region, MUSE (Montpellier University of Excellence), Agreenium, #Digitag, RMT NAEXUS, RMT Modelia and Occitanum.

The #OFE2021 Conference

Following the webinars, the First Conference on Farmer-Centric On-farm Experimentation — Digital Tools for a Scalable Transformative Pathway is scheduled for October 13th-15th 2021 in Montpellier, France (or virtually if need be).

The #OFE2021 Webinar Series - Two more to go!

The On-Farm Experimentation Community is pleased to announce that the first two #OFE2021 webinars (1. Value creation; 2. People and processes) were great successes with a total of 200+ participants from all over the world. Next week, two more webinars will be presented (3. Data and analytics; 4. Policy linkages). Don’t miss them! View the session details below and be sure to register for the last two webinars! Free and open to all.  

Two More Promising OFE Webinars

The first two OFE webinars (1. Value Creation; 2. People and Processes) were great successes with a total of 200+ participants from all over the world. Next week, two more webinars will be presented (3. Data and Analytics; 4. Policy Linkages). Don’t miss them!