#IT4Sustainability for an innovative, shared and eco-friendly agricultureby Roberta Lunghini - 2015.11.10
"#IT4Sustainability. Towards innovative, shared and eco-friendly agriculture" is the next initiative of the association “Prima Persona” and the Research Observatory E20 to be held on November 13 in Rome. It is a round table, organized in the framework of the OPEN DAYS promoted by the EUCommittee of the Regions and the European Commission, which brings together representatives from politics and the business world, to discuss about the challenges and the opportunities offered by the Sharing Economy and the Digital Innovation for a model of food production more innovative, competitive and sustainable. The main objective of the meeting is to initiate a permanent working table with teachers, experts, policy makers and economic operators, launching a process of shared planning.
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