Registration now available for the conference on Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation (OFE) linked to digital agriculture set for 13 - 15 October 2021


The conference on Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation (OFE) linked to digital agriculture (#OFE2021) is set for 13 - 15 October 2021 and is open to all researchers, advisors, farmers and students. Interested participants can attend the conference virtually, or in-person at the event venue in Montpellier, France

OFE works to bring together all types of knowledge by inserting research into real-world farm management. A large area of focus for OFE is the use of digital technologies to document and support agroecological transition, while creating a way for innovative change in agricultural research. 


This conference will provide practitioners and theoreticians the opportunity to:

  • Discuss their experience of OFE as an innovation pathway worldwide
  • Share their observations to explain OFE processes and further develop the OFE sciences
  • Propose recommendations and contribute to guidelines to support OFE implementation and standardization 

The Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Imma Subirats will participate in the conference with a presentation on ‘Including farmers with other stakeholders in data networks’ on 14 October during the third session on data and analytics. The presentation will focus on introducing the Research Data Alliance Interest Group for Agricultural Data (IGAD) and how to promote FAIR data and data standards in the context of on-farm experimentation.
More information and details about registration are available here