AgriFuture Days 2016

The AgriFuture Days are initiated by the Club of Ossiach, a group of agriculturists, agri-business managers, agriculture and forestry technologists, environmentalists and agricultural ICT specialists from around the world. They meet periodically to collectively discuss and collaboratively act on influencing the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and contribution to food and nutritional security and safety globally.

The AgriFuture Days 2016 offer the possibility to showcase technologies, products, innovations, services and methods for the farming- and forestry community to applicable innovations. The conference shall be a great place for exhibitors to meet key decision makers from practices, governments, and organizations. Around 50 presentations and a large number of attendees from all over the world are expected. Not all excepted Papers will get a slot to present, but we will have also posters to be presented and discussed within the participants. Further the three Mainworkshops will bring a nice cooperation and discussion within all participants.

Conference Theme

In the light of rapid growth of urbanisation world-wide, the development of the rural area lacks behind the development of smart cities. The conference will discuss how ICT can contribute to the future of agriculture for large farms as well as for smallholder farmers. Furthermore it will also look at the framework which is necessary to integrate all chain partners from production to marketability of rural products and support education.

Topics of Interest

It will look at key issues in 3 areas where applications and use ICTs and related technologies make a difference:

  • Technologies and technology integration;
  • Chain management and stakeholder┬┤s integration incl. public & private;
  • Education and local experience integration.