The agricultural sector is thriving in Europe. From Paris and Brussels to the corridors at Edinburgh University. Right now, concepts such as #PrecisionAgriculture and #SmartFarming are becoming more common among farmers and consumers alike. Agriculture needs to innovate, while focusing on sustainable practices, if it is to meet the demands of a growing population. The following is our choice of four European agriculture events to attend in 2017. Remember if you can’t make it in person, you can still follow the updates online.
25 February to 5 March 2017: Paris – Salon International de l’Agriculture (International Agricultural Show)
From the organisers: “The agricultural sector is changing. French farming is in the throes of a major economic crisis. Serving as a showcase for agriculture, the Paris International Agricultural Show takes a long view of farming, bringing together sectors, stakeholders and members of the general public. For this 54th edition of the show, we have decided to continue lending our support to all of the professions in the sector, and to provide visitors – who are also consumers – with an overall insight into farming in France”
If you work in the agri-food sector, you can request a ‘Special Professional Visitor’ accreditation and get access to the various services and reception facilities. If you are interested in exhibiting click here.
Ticket prices start at 14 €, with special offers for children, students and disabled visitors. Buy tickets here. For more information visit the site.
28 March 2017: Brussels – Forum for the Future of Agriculture
The purpose of these forums is to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture, and assess what should and what can be achieved over time — attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security. Free online registration is now open.
Join the online conversation using #FFA2017 and @ForumForAg
8 May to 11 May 2017: Italy – The Global Food Innovation Summit
The Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit is one of the top food innovation events worldwide. The summit is dedicated to showcasing national and international talent and cutting-edge solutions from around the world. It’s taking place in Milan, Italy.
We are changing the ways in which food is produced, processed, distributed, communicated and consumed. Never before in history have we faced challenges so urgent and never before have we had access to technologies to address them — still there remains much potential to be discovered. Do you want to be an exhibitor please click here.
Join the online conversation using #SaC16 #FoodTech #FoodInnovation #InternetOfFood and @SEEDSandCHIPS
16 July to 20 July 2017: Edinburgh – The 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA)
The European Conference on Precision Agriculture’s (ECPA) theme of ‘Innovating through Research’ will enable all involved in precision agriculture to participate at this event. Oral and poster presentations are welcomed from authors on any precision agriculture topic. All prospective authors and presenters should view the ‘Key Dates’ section to ensure they can meet the deadlines.
Join the online conversation using #ECPA2017 #PrecisionFarming #PrecisionAgriculture