2. The Club of Ossiach focus on ICTs identified the following key points in adoption of ICT in agriculture
3. The Club of Ossiach, recognized that these technologies:
The Club of Ossiach will meet regularly, to jointly consider the future of agriculture, farming, food and nutrition and rural viability. The meetings will include documenting the process, its progress and regular publication of its findings.
5. A possible business-model
A new business model for a country-wide Agro-ICT-adoption was introduced and reviewed at the conference. The model was titled an “Agro-ICT-Infrastructure concept”. It is designed to be initiated by the government or a public-private consortium within a country. It will collate and integrate basic data like ortho-images, agro-meteorological data and ICT-technologies accessible to the country’s agro-community. This community will include farmers, smallholders, their suppliers, customers, advisors, supporting science, education bodies and other public authorities. They all represent the food-, feed-, biomass- or log-production chain and are linked together with applications supporting their information needs. For more information and comments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter members: Robin Bourgeois Senior Foresight and Development Policies Expert, Secretariat of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR c/o FAO- #RD),Italy; Ajit Maru Senior Officer Secretariat of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research (GFAR c/o FAO-#RD) Italy, Karel Charvat, Project Manager of Help Service Remote Sensing s.r.o., WirelessInfo Czech Centre for Science and Society, Czech Republic and CEO of Baltic Open Solution Centre Latvia and former EFITA president; Ehud Gelb Samuel #eaman Institute for #ational Policy Research,Hebrew University, Center for Agricultural Economic Research, Israel; Dieter Ott, Bundesverband der Deutschen Maschinenringe (BMR), Germany; Markus F. Hofreither, University of #atural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute for Sustainable Economic Development, Austria; Kyandoghere Kyamakya, Smart System Technologies-Transportation Informatics, Alpen Adria University, Austria; Alphons Claessens, #IT Holding – Limited, #etherland; Alfred Pitterle, University of #atural Resources and Life Sciences Institute of Silviculture and CEO of ForCert GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Walter Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, PROGIS Software GmbH, Villach, Austria