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Register now! In addition to the direct health threat, COVID-19 also brings with it a large number of negative side effects, such as quarantine, restriction of movement, restriction of work, changes in supply, reduction of hobby activities and cultural activities, etc. Through the collection of best practice examples, the challenge aims to contribute to the discussion on how the negative...

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Register now! Mentors: Karel Charvat, Runar Bergheim, Raitis Berzins Our technologists have been developing web map applications for 23 years and have observed and taken part in the transition from plain HTML image maps via early instances of browser-specific plugins with custom APIs to present day HTML5/Javascript web map applications built on high performing client-side libraries and...

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Register now! Mentors: Otakar Cerba, Sarah Velten, Pavel Kogut The PoliRural project has prepared the dataset describing rural attractiveness in Europe from various perspectives e.g. demography, natural capital, social capital, economy, agriculture, living conditions. Task 1 The first task of this challenge is to find relevant methods for assessing rural attractiveness in NUTS 3 regions....

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Register now! Mentors: Frantisek Zadrazil, Pavel Hajek, Jan Vrobel Current situation with COVID 19 is opening new possibilities for virtual contribution of citizens to collect scientific data. Many scientific information can be collected in the form of a Map. Significant progress has been made in standardization of data access protocols and implementation of servers and clients capable of...

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Register now! Mentors: Petr Horak, Kristyna Cerbova Problem situations related to Covid-19, such as restrictions or temporary interruptions of work, quarantine, restrictions on the number of people in stores or restrictions on sales time, can lead to a change in shopping habits. The result can be an oversupply of households leading to unequal distribution, a temporary shortage of certain...

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Register now! Mentors: Otakar Cerba, Kristyna Cerbova The current COVID-19 period requires to find and use a new approach to education, including stress on individualized learning and training as well as the implementation of distance (remote) methods. This challenge follows Rosie and CentraLab projects which were focused on education and training, including the development of smart...

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“A hackathon for balancing the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future.” The COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon will be already the 17th hackathon organised by the Plan4All association in cooperation with CCSS and other H2020 projects including SmartAgriHubs. It will be based on the traditional model of the INSPIRE Hackathon, which is not a single event, it’s a process that is...

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The mission of the African Conference of Precision Agriculture (AfCPA) is to “connect the science and practice needed to put precision agriculture in action for Africa.” Through this mission, AfCPA seeks to provide a pan-African platform focused on highlighting new advances in the fields of experimental and applied precision agriculture.  AfCPA 2020 seeks to...

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LEAP4FNSSA is looking for innovative solutions to mitigate the socio-economic and environmental impacts of pandemics, with particular attention to the climatic dimension. In this context, importance will be given to the following topics: Innovation and digitalization in agriculture: we are looking for innovative ideas helping small farmers make informed decisions to improve agricultural...

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"With a continent-wide recession looming and the UN predicting a “hunger pandemic” in the wake of the coronavirus, there are two ways in which the world can help right now: with data and with investments that strengthen Africa’s food security."   The cite is from the article that is written by Ban Ki-moon & Patrick Verkooijen | Global Center on Adaptation. Read the Global Center...

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Africa Food Systems mainly comprises of two actors, production and market, unlike food systems in advanced economies where research and development of aggregation, processing, distribution, consumption, and disposal systems carry a higher percentage.  For this to be achieved, there needs to be a shift in the learning systems present. Unfortunately, due to the poverty notion...

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The four reports are published on the GODAN f1000 open publishing gateway. Here are the relevant references and DOI: Hájek P, Valeš J, Jedlička K and Ekwacu S. Climate Change Trends for Africa [version 1; not peer reviewed]. F1000Research 2020, 9:696 (document) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1118030.1) Plan4All, WIRELESSINFO and Club of Ossiach. SmartAfriHub: Agricultural transformation through...

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AfCPA 2020 seeks to highlight new advances in the fields of experimental and applied precision agriculture and we invite you to submit abstracts for oral, poster, or virtual presentations within one of the conference topics of interest. Abstract length must be in the range 300-500 words with no figures, references or tables. Abstracts will be reviewed for suitability based on scientific...

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We share the news of new applications, solutions and implementations both in SmartAfriHub platform and in three main social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and WhatsApp.  They together form a SmartAfriHub communication tools that reaches out the farmers, smart agriculture experts and versatile stakeholders. The community is constantly growing.  Let's look into the...

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We would like to cordially invite you to the upcoming webinar dedicated to metadata and FAIR sharing principles for best practice in research data management that is scheduled on Tuesday 23rd June at 10 AM CEST. During the webinar you will learn: Metadata Introduction The importance of metadata is often underestimated. For data users are metadata commonly regarded as a necessary evil, and...

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The Inspire Hackathon was held in Kampala Uganda in spring 2020.  The hackathon started in March and it concluded on 6th May. The event was attended by more than 200 registered hackers from 42 countries.  The hackathon was organized in 10 teams addressing 10 challenges that covered agriculture, food security, desert locust, citizen science, traffic and more. We are happy to share the...

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As part of the Research Data Alliance's (RDA)/ Agricultural Data Interest Group's (IGAD) ongoing webinar series, aimed to keep up with cutting edge developments in agricultural data, and encourage the free flow of ideas, the latest webinar took place on 20/5/2020. The webinar focused on “Developing Best Practice Principles for Agricultural Data...

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The Kampala INSPIRE Hackathon 2020 will be presented as an example of Capacity Development for Agriculture during the INTEREST GROUP ON AGRICULTURAL DATA (IGAD) Online Meeting by Suchith Anand (GODAN),  on Wednesday, 27th May at 10:20 AM CEST. Open Earth Observations and Open Geospatial Information are key in supporting and achieving the 2030 agenda for Global Food...

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The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest Group on Agricultural Data (IGAD) meeting focusing on IGAD/RDA : Sharing Experiences and Creating Digital Dialogues, which was set to be held in Rome (Italy) in April 2020 will now take place as a virtual meeting from May 25 to 28.  The virtual meeting will provide an online platform to continue to build upon collaborations,...

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In Europe, we have two major space based programs, Galileo and Copernicus. Combining the navigation or positioning tools of Galileo and the Earth observation data and services of Copernicus for improved food security and agriculture in general is what we address in this webinar scheduled on Tuesday 26th MAY, 3 PM CEST and you are cordially invited! There is a great untapped potential in...

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