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September 6 @ 10:00 - 15:30 CEST

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An enormous digitalisation effort is underway in the agri-food sector. Agricultural and horticultural companies produce a tremendous amount of products every day, but more and more also a mass of data. It is generally known that this data only has value if it is shared, brought together and then converted into useful applications or advice.

Therefore, throughout the entire chain from farm to fork, traditional supply companies such as machinery constructors and agrochemists, as well as new players, are positioning themselves on this subject, as the data economy constitutes a new growth driver for them. They are deploying digital tools and new data-driven applications, aiming as end-user not only farmers or AgriFood business but also the consumers. To scale up and make optimal use of this data revolution in the near future, the willingness to share data between all AgriFood supply chain partners is crucial to keep innovating.

The Gaia-X framework allows for creating a sovereign and federated agricultural data space that can be deployed confidently and at scale. Moreover, the Gaia-X framework federates existing data initiatives and ensures data sharing over the full supply chain from Farm to Fork. So indeed, the European agriculture data space cannot be an isolated data space as agriculture and food are not isolated but connected to other domains like public sector, energy, mobility, health, and so forth. In this event, we want to understand their common needs and challenges and define how Gaia-X can support in taking steps toward this common agricultural data space.

Preliminary Agenda: (In progress – to be updated real-time)

  • 10:00 -10:10 – Welcome & Opening (Recording) –  Francesco Bonfiglio, Gaia-X CEO
  • 10:10 – 10:45 – Overview of Agriculture Data Space in Europe & Needs and challenges of the agriculture-food sector – representative of what’s happening in Europe – Moderator: Jurgen Vangeyte
    • Farmers perspective – farmer cooperative – representative from Copa Cogeca
    • Agricultural industry perspective – representative from CEMA, Klaus-Herbert Rolf
    • Academic, researchers perspective – Marko Turpeinen, Raffaele Giaffreda
    • Policy perspective (national)
  • 10:45 – 11:00 – European Commission vision and mission towards Agri data space – representative of European Commission

Calls for project proposals and Funding

  • 11:00 – 11:10 – European Partnership for agriculture of data
  • 11:10 – 11:20 – Consortia for the agricultural data space – Sébastien Picardat
  • 11:20 – 11:30 – Present direction and main ideas from Agriculture position paper- Stefan Stiene, Jurgen Vangeyte
  • 11:30 – 11:40 – Legal environment: Data Acts and Agri-data space – Natalie Bertels
  • 11:40 – 11:50 – Agri Data Spaces’ relation with Federation Services – Emma Wehrwein
  • 11:50 – 12:00 – Wrap up Q&A
  • 13:00 – 14:15 – Session 1 Data Space Today – Moderator: Jurgen Vangeyte
  1. Fair Data economy in agriculture – Marko Turpeinen
  2. Agri Gaia – Stefan Stiene
  3. ZeroW project – Simon Dalmolen
  4. Agro-meteorological real-time data collection over 26.000ha in Romania, with SysAgria sensor mesh network – Hannelore Valkanova
  • 13:40 – 14:15 Discussion Panel, Data Space Today
    • Speakers: Marko Turpeinen, Stefan Stiene, Simon Dalmolen, Hannelore Valkanova,
  • 14:15 – 15:30 – Session 2 Data Space Tomorrow – Moderator– Jurgen Vangeyte
  1. Cooperation of Agdatahub & Djust Connect- “From regional data spaces towards a federated European dataspace” Data4Food2030 Case study – Sébastien Picardat
  2. Regional-oriented discussions (views from an Alpine region) – Raffaele Giaffreda
  3. National farm management platform (data-centric decision support services for farm management) – WODR representative
  4. UDL Science and Research Portal – Roberto García

Application of Gaia-X MVG portal to share agriculture datasets and algorithms, including Compute-to-Data, which guarantees data control by sending the computation to the data.

  • 14:55-15:30 Discussion Panel, Data Space Tomorrow
    • Speakers: Raffaele Giaffreda, Roberto García, Sébastien Picardat, WODR representative


September 6
10:00 - 15:30 CEST
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