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ISPA Newsletter 9(1) January 2021: AfCPA report, OFE-C Community articles, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing
Jan 26, 2021
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Brief from the 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture
In December 2020, the African Plant Nutrition institute (APNI) organized and hosted the 1st African Conference on Precision Agriculture (AfCPA) in cooperation with the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) and Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The mission of the AfCPA was to create an event that would “connect the science and practice needed to put precision agriculture (PA) in action for Africa.”  The AfCPA featured 140 presenters speaking to 750+ registrants representing 50+ countries globally. 
 
AfCPA 2020 was structured as a one conference, multiple-site event. The virtual main program was simulcast to 14 satellite conference sites across the continent. Partner organizations serving as satellite site hosts are listed below.
 
The conference’s hybrid format successfully connected registrants to an international panel of experts while also generating significant discussion on regional PA strategies within the traditional conference venues.
 
Data Becomes Really Useful Only When Aggregated

There is a growing need to quantify complex interactions of processes for diverse environmental conditions and crop management realities. Any study is worth very little in itself unless its data is being agglomerated with others to express conclusions valid for real use. In order to tear the agronomic data Babel Tower down, there is little alternative but to converge on standards, at least for a minimal set of them. Do you use a standard to construct your agronomic databases? If so, which one? Please fill in this two-question survey. The OFE-C will use the results to start a conversation on agronomic (management practices or treatments, soil and weather data and measurements of crop responses) standards for data and metadata.

 

Measured Reduction of GHG by Precision Agriculture
Are you aware of actual reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) production consecutive to the application of precision agriculture solutions? We are seeking measured, actual, GHG reduction resulting from precision agriculture technologies or approaches. Many papers have reported estimations or projections but we are looking for direct evaluations. Should you be aware of anything along these lines, please email us. Thanks a lot.
A question from OFE-C
The On-Farm Experimentation Community (OFE-C) focuses on: 1) compiling practical, applied, proven-to-be-useful resources; 2) connecting practitioners to a “1-go-to” source of information. The OFE-C will concentrate on four elements of on-farm experimentation:
  • Creation/sharing of value and intellectual property
  • Farmer-centric, co-learning and social aspects
  • Data, metadata, analytics, modelling, artificial intelligence
  • Transformation through policy, legislation and investment
Which of these aspects of on-farm experimentation are of interest to you? Let us know by filling this one-question survey.
 
Upcoming Events
9 MAY 2021
Chinese-European Legal Leaders Investment and Enterprise Forum
Shenzhen, China
 
10 MAY 2021
 
12 MAY 2021
 
17 MAY 2021
 
19 MAY 2021
 
26 MAY 2021
 
19-22 JUL 2021
ECPA Conference
Budapest, Hungary
 
20-21 JUL 2021
TecHub Live
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
 
3 AUG 2021
NUE Workshop
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
 
3-4 AUG 2021
InfoAg Conference
St. Louis, Missouri, United States

20-21 SEP 2021
4th Online Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures
Newport, England
https://www.agritechecon.co.uk/
 
22-24 SEP 2021
PHAB 2021
The Hague, The Netherlands
 
26-29 JUN 2022
15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
Minneapolis, MN, USA
 
29 AUG - 01 SEP 2022
European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (jointly with International Conference on Precision Livestock Farming)
Vienna, Austria
 
30 AUG - 02 SEP 2022
International Conference on Precision Dairy Farming (joinly with European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming)
Vienna, Austria
 
OCT 2022 - OFFICAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
Second Latin American Congress of Precision Agriculture
Cordoba, Argentina
 
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
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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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