LONDON, November 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Leading agri tech companies met at an event organised by Saf agr'iDées and the British Embassy in Paris last week, to discuss the use of Big Data in agriculture. The aim of this meeting was to look at how precision agriculture and Evidence-Based Production can drive developments and innovation. Proagrica was invited to share their latest insights into utilising data to increase productivity on farm and resource protection.
All of the discussions were related to the Triple Bottom Line (people, planet and profit), and ensuring that food production can be achieved in the future while responding to the sustainability challenges that society faces. Each roundtable offered the chance for organisations to collaborate and share knowledge, so that the industry can move forward.
With a variety of speakers from across Europe, including academic institutions, NGOs and private organisations, the discussions were far reaching and informative. Further round tables and collaborative agreements will be the next steps from this event.
David Wilson, CEO of Proagrica comments, "This day demonstrated the sheer amount of resource that is dedicated to finding solutions to complex challenges of food production. With theoretical and practical research developing every day, it's an exciting time to be involved in agriculture and Proagrica is pleased to participate in driving the global agri agenda and offer our new platform and capabilities in Evidence-Based Production."
For more information about what Evidence-Based Production means, visit http://bit.ly/EvidenceBasedProduction
For a video of the presentation visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP2C9zXkv9k (24:44)
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Notes to Editors
Proagrica is a global division of Reed Business Information and the RELX Group, a FTSE 100 company. Proagrica provides critical decision-support to the global agriculture industry by delivering high-value insight and data, trusted workflow tools, proven integration technology and effective channels-to-market. We're proud of our market-leading brands in Europe, as well as a growing footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, South Africa and the US. Our portfolio includes flagship media brands Farmers Weekly and Boerderij, as well as the latest in the integration and connectivity capabilities that F4F offers across the supply chain. We're known for our industry leading farm management software Farmplan and GateKeeper, but with an increasing need for actionable insight from data and analytics, we have been developing new products in this area under our Agility brand.
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