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eROSA presentation at CAAS, September 2018


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Johannes Keizer presented the outcomes of the eROSA project with researchers from the Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS (Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science)

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eROSA presentation at CAAS, September 2018

  1. 1. eROSA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988 VISION 2030 and Roadmap Presentation to CAAS, AII, Beijing 2018, September 5 Johannes Keizer, for the eROSA team
  2. 2. Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - grant agreement No 730988 EOSC Stakeholder Meeting Brussels– 2017-11-28 eROSA in brief
  3. 3. European open science cloud (EOSC) From Jean Claude Burgelman – DG RTD Agricultural sciences
  4. 4. Agriculture – back into the center of interest
  5. 5. • healthy and delicious food for all (feeding 9 billion!) • based on environmentally (climate change) • and socially sustainable agriculture (fighting rural poverty!) • and food production (healthy nutrition)
  6. 6. it cannot be about agriculture and food it needs to be about Food Systems
  7. 7. Efficiency needs to be accounted for in terms of Quality and sustainability, efficiency in mass production has still its role, though
  8. 8. The vision cannot be European - it has to be global
  9. 9. Radical Transparency! science is not limited to Universities and Research Institutes, but includes farmers, industry, supply chain and citizens
  10. 10. • Big data in Omics • Artificial intelligence • Robotics • Precision agriculture for sustainability
  11. 11. Internet of Things Communities Trust And again: radical transparency
  12. 12. Main vision for roadmaps: • Fairization of back ends, but no technology dictate • Improvements of front ends, but no homogenization and limitations • Working in the middle for interoperability • Common semantics of prime importance
  13. 13. Learning from China
  14. 14. China is a case in point. With 200–300 million households that each farm a few hectares of land, the agricultural system relies heavily on high-to-excessive inputs. For example, nitrogen application averages to 305 kg N ha−1 yr−1 compared to 74 kg N ha−1 yr−1 worldwide16; nitrogen use efficiency (the fraction of nitrogen input harvested as product) is only 0.25 compared to 0.42 worldwide and 0.65 in North America17. Over-application of nitrogen has caused widespread soil acidification18, devastating water pollution19 and excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions20. For a sustainable food-secure future, China needs a ‘great balancing act’21 to attain high yield and high efficiency with a substantially reduced environmental footprint. This cannot be achieved without the vast smallholder-farming communities
  15. 15. Here we report the outcome of concerted efforts in engaging millions of Chinese smallholder farmers to adopt enhanced management practices for greater yield and environmental performance. First, we conducted field trials across China’s major agroecological zones to develop locally applicable recommendations using a comprehensive decision support program. Engaging farmers to adopt those recommendations involved the collaboration of a core network of 1,152 researchers with numerous extension agents and agribusiness personnel. From 2005 to 2015, about 20.9 million farmers in 452 counties adopted enhanced management practices in fields
  16. 16. eROSA has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 730988 Big and open Data …is the basis of the research which is described in the Nature letter. We need to serve the scientists with better data storage, access and management
  17. 17. CONSORTIUM WWW.EROSA.AGINFRA.EU eROSA will develop further to serve the international community and seeks for collaboration