What is Sarantaporo?

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As mentioned in an earlier post, Agroknow participates in the Horizon 2020 EU-funded CAPS project, namely CAPSELLA. CAPSELLA project aims at developing novel ICT solutions tailored to the needs and requirements of farmers’ local communities and networks and other actors engaged in agrobiodiversity To do so, CAPSELLA use a strong bottom-up participatory approach, elicited through physical meetings with local communities and a dedicated online platform. In CAPSELLA, farmers’ local communities and networks interact with agroecology, agri-food and ICT experts to test, validate and select the innovative applications and tools best suited to their needs. 

In this post, we are going to learn about Sarantoporo.gr, a very active and promising community in Northern Greece that promote sustainable development in the remote, isolated, mountainous region of Elassona municipality and it participates also at NetCommons, another CAPS EU funded project under Horizon 2020.… Click to read the full post

Open Licensing and the Business World: A Creative Commons Initiative

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Many heated debates have been made over the years regarding the co-existence of open licensing and business development. As we speak there is a broad spectrum of businesses, organizations, governments and individuals who use Creative Commons’ license.  Although there is a tendency for more and more people to join, still many are wondering how it is possible for one to “openly license his work and give it away for free”, and at the same time make a living. In order to address this issue, Creative Commons, with the support and funding of the Hewlett Foundation, is launching an “open business models initiative” with the sole purpose of showcasing and indicating how their licenses are used.… Click to read the full post

Reflections on the Greek Open Data Day 2015

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Last Saturday Agro-Know joined forces with ODI Athens on a quest to answer the question “Open Data. Why?”. It was a coalition formed as part of the Open Data Day event, hosted at the beautiful building of innovathens. Agro-Know was in charge of organizing and facilitating a participatory lab on open agri-food data, titled “Open Data in the agri-food sector”. The lab was divided into two parts, namely the first one which included speeches on the role of data on agriculture and food by prominent figures of the academic, public and private sector, and the second part during which an interactive round table for the optimal utilization of open data in the agri-food sector was organized.… Click to read the full post

Greek Open Data Day 2015 (and a hint on the open agri-food data session)

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“Open Data. Why?”. This is the issue that the Open Data Day (ODD) event will ELL-LAK logoaddress on the 28th of February 2015 at the Innovathens space in the center of Athens. The event is organized by OpenData Institute (ODI) Athens of the Greek Free/Open Source Software Society (GFOSS) (ΕΛΛ/ΛΑΚ in Greek), as part of the celebrations for the world open data day. Hosted at the beautiful Technopolis of Athens, ODD 2015 is actively supported by a team of esteemed co-organizers, namely NCSR Demokritos, National Documentation Center, Agro-Know, SciFY ΑΜΚΕ, Computer Technology Institute and Press “Diophantus”, Technological Educational Institute of Athens and Ministry of Internal Affairs, and it is sponsored by the FREME project (which recently held its kick-off meeting in Berlin, Germany).… Click to read the full post