Agrivoltaism – solar power to conquer agriculture?

I am of anthropic origin, very little is said about me, and everyone is convinced that they understand me perfectly. What am I? Climate change, of course! All the energy transition scenarios for 2050 in France (ADEME, RTE, negaWatt) assume a relatively large – if not exclusive – share of renewable energy in the French Read more about Agrivoltaism – solar power to conquer agriculture?[…]

Agricultural weather insurance undergoing reform

For most of us, insurance is not a very sexy subject to begin with; it makes many people cringe! I don’t know many people who enjoy contacting their insurer – except when something goes wrong – or dealing with their insurance contracts. But we still have a more or less close relationship with the insurance Read more about Agricultural weather insurance undergoing reform[…]

Suivi de l'action climatique - projections de réchauffement

The race for carbon in agriculture (2): a look back at COP26 in Glasgow

COP26 in Glasgow has passed. It is therefore time to add some information to the agricultural carbon dossier that I published at the beginning of summer 2021. In this dossier, I spoke at length about carbon storage in agricultural soils and I also introduced at some length notions about the carbon markets in place. This Read more about The race for carbon in agriculture (2): a look back at COP26 in Glasgow[…]

Tendances humoristiques numériques et agriculture

Agriculture & Digital: are we really going in the right direction?

While La Tribune recently reported that French start-ups in the Agtech and Foodtech sector – meaning digital technologies applied to agriculture and agri-food – had raised no less than 560 million euros over the year 2020, putting France in first place in Europe and fifth place in the world in terms of investments, we now Read more about Agriculture & Digital: are we really going in the right direction?[…]

Launch of our platform for referencing digital tools in agriculture

It is with great pleasure that we officially launch the first version of our free open-source platform that references digital tools in agriculture! We really enjoyed working on this platform and we tried to put our philosophy into it as much as possible. For those who have been able to accompany us in the past, Read more about Launch of our platform for referencing digital tools in agriculture[…]

Limites des standards et de l'intéropérabilité en agriculture

Standards and data exchange in agriculture

All of our sciences and fields of work abound with norms, standards, and exchange formats. Agriculture is no exception to this (you will find in the appendix a list of organizations and institutions closely or remotely involved in standardization in agriculture). We need to exchange, collaborate, share data and information, so we need to speak Read more about Standards and data exchange in agriculture[…]

Reflecting on the carbon footprint of digital technologies in the AgTech and Precision Agriculture sectors

The International Society for Precision Agriculture (ISPA), proposed a definition of Precision Agriculture in 2019 following exchanges between 45 scientists from around the world: “Precision Agriculture is a management strategy that collects, processes and analyzes spatial, temporal and individual data, and combines them with other information to guide adaptive management decisions related to the plant Read more about Reflecting on the carbon footprint of digital technologies in the AgTech and Precision Agriculture sectors[…]

Le géo positionnementven agriculture

Geo-positioning in agriculture

As you are no doubt aware, geo-positioning has been a particularly powerful lever for many agricultural applications and crop itineraries. But are you clear on the extent of geo-positioning systems, tools and methods? If you’re French, you should be crazy about abbreviations – so hang on : GPS, GNSS, EGNOS, DOP, TTF, SBAS, LBAS, WAAS, Read more about Geo-positioning in agriculture[…]

Working with high-resolution data in precision agriculture

Precision Agriculture is a data-based discipline; data that is collected to measure, describe, quantify, understand, or analyze agrosystems. A wide variety of measurement systems have been developed to measure agronomic parameters of interest, from plant vegetation status to crop yield, including weed detection and soil physico-chemical parameters. These increasingly sophisticated systems make it possible to Read more about Working with high-resolution data in precision agriculture[…]