Digital Solutions to drive a green rural recovery
Teagasc & SRUC have long collaborated on issues of mutual interest, in a series of annual conferences aimed at identifying solutions and helping create new opportunities for our rural economies. The role of digital in securing a green rural economy is the focus of the 9th February virtual conference
Teagasc and SRUC have for many years collaborated on issues of mutual interest and concern. This process culminated in 2018 with the first of a series of annual conferences aimed at identifying solutions and helping create new opportunities for our rural economies. In 2019 the conference addressed the major environmental, consumer and economic challenges facing our pasture-based livestock systems in Scotland and Ireland.
This webinar will bring perspectives and insights on the role of digital technologies to secure a green recovery in the wake of the covid 19 pandemic. In particular to work together to apply digital solutions that could lead to vibrant and sustainable rural sectors in both Scotland and Ireland in the coming decades.
The 2021 virtual conference will take place on Tuesday 9 February from 11am to 12.30pm. For more information and to register, visit: www.teagasc.ie/sruc
Programme of Events:
Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, and Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc Director, will jointly chair the event which will include four 15-minute sessions delivered by researchers from both institutions, and an open discussion.
In the first session, Professor Donagh Berry, from Teagasc and VistaMilk, will talk about value-creating decision support tools. This will be followed by a presentation on the digitalisation of the Dairy Value Chain by Professor Richard Dewhurst, Head of the Dairy Research Centre at SRUC.
Dr Hannah Rudman, Senior Challenge Research Fellow and Data Policy Lead at SRUC, will show how new technology is being deployed in the natural economy sector and the real benefits it achieves, and Dr John Hyland, from Teagasc, will talk about delivering farm advisory services in the digital age.
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