Microbiomes: the unseen majority of tiny little things
How do diverse microbial communities in seas and soils affect the climate? Scientists plead for an increase in microbiome research as part of global climate change investigations.
AI in agriculture: benefits and challenges ahead
Artificial intelligence (AI) could greatly benefit and streamline sustainable agriculture in the EU at every point in the production chain, from farm to fork. However, it does not come without challenges to its implementation.
A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Jörg Dörr about AI in agriculture
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Dörr holds the chair of "Digital Farming" at TU Kaiserslautern. In this position, he is responsible for the research programs of the institute and has been leading the Smart Farming program at the institute since 2020. His work at the TU as well as at Fraunhofer IESE focuses on software and systems ...
A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Josse de Baerdemaeker about AI in agriculture
Josse De Baerdemaeker graduated from the KU Leuven, Belgium and has an MSc and PhD in Agricultural Engineering from Michigan State University. He is recognised as the founding father of the concept of precision agriculture, and his focus is on improving technology in crop cultivation, harvesting and handling to minimize losses and optimize yield and ...
55% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030: ‘It’s a Herculean effort’
Interview with Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, energy economist and systems analyst from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Vienna University of Technology and Deputy Chair of the EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism. The EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM), comprised of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) and the Scientific Advice ...