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ISPA Newsletter 8(10) November 2020: OFE-C Community Announcement, PA Definitions, Upcoming Events, Jobs
Nov 10, 2020
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Virtual ICPA Webinar Series
We have concluded our series of nine webinars in the Virtual ICPA Webinar Series. The recorded webinars are available to ISPA members in good standing. You will need to login to view the recordings. 
Interested in On-Farm Experimentation?
On-Farm experimentation is a promising way to explore the local suitability of best practice recommendations with farmers. In a digital world of data abundance, however, the risks of drawing wrong conclusions are also more considerable than what they were. The on-farm experimentation community (OFE-C) of the ISPA intends to list, organize and make best on-farm experimentation practises (social, data, analytics, value creation) available to users. Signup using the OFE-C expression-of-interest form to be in the loop of very near future developments.
Nobel laureate shows the power of digital agriculture and on-farm experimentation
Michael Kremer got a share of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for his work on experimental approaches to alleviating global poverty. He notably showed innovative uses of randomized control trials to answer key development questions related to agriculture. Kremer recently gave a lecture at the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) to show how mobile technologies and digital agriculture can create innovations reaching out to smallholders as well. Kremer also addressed the role of higher-resolution weather information, customized pest-control advice and the opportunities to improve supply chains and extension services. His recently published work shows how information sharing through mobile telephony can improve yields and adoption of recommended inputs across sub-Saharan Africa and India. 
1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture - A Virtual Experience!

AfCPAAfCPA 2020 is now fully virtual! The event’s main program of invited speakers will be live-streamed December 8-10 to registrants around the world, and to participants of the 14 satellite sites located across Africa. Content will be recorded and available to registrants after the conference for a limited time.
 
AfCPA 2020 is building an enhanced virtual experience for all its registrants, speakers, and sponsors. As a fully digital event, AfCPA 2020 can maximize the inclusion of the global precision agriculture community, stimulate new ideas and partnerships, and strengthen the network needed to put precision agriculture in action in Africa.

Precision Ag Defined
The collection of translations of the definition of precision agriculture now includes Polish and Hungarian. The collection includes now 12 translations. See more on the ispag.org website
Upcoming Events
8-10 DEC 2020
Virtual 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Marrakech, Morocco 
 
15-16 DEC 2020
Virtual InfoAg Conference
 
3-4 FEB 2021
5th International Conference on Agricultural and Food Engineering (CAFEi2020) and 13th International FRUTIC 2020 Symposium
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
http://www.cafei.upm.edu.my
 
19-22 JUL 2021
ECPA Conference
Budapest, Hungary
 
3 AUG 2021
NUE Workshop
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 
23-26 AUG 2021
European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming
Vienna, Austria
 
22-24 SEP 2021
PHAB 2021
The Hague, The Netherlands
 
OCT 2021
Second Latin American Congress of Precision Agriculture
Cordoba, Argentina
 
26-29 JUN 2022
15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
Jobs Listing
Do you have a job you would like to post to the ISPA website? Please send your job announcement, a short description, and cutoff deadline for applications to info@ispag.org
Contribute to the ISPA Newsletter
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The International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) is a non-profit professional scientific organization.
The mission of ISPA is to advance the science of precision agriculture globally.
 
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