2018

Delegation of Chinese Academy of Science visits Orvieto

On September  13th I arranged the visit of a delegation from the Chinese Academy of Science (Institutes in Lhasa and Chengdu) to Orvieto.  The delegation was welcomed in the city hall by mayor Germani and Councelor Cannistrà. Both sides emphasized the necessity of strengthening cultural, scientific and economic relations.

 

Delegation of GKAH in Germany and the Netherlands

Last week I accompanied a delegation from Guangdong Animal Husbandry group in a Study tour to Germany and Wageningen.   China is the biggest producer of pigs.  China becomes also always more the greatest market for pigs. China is now part of 6 among the 10 biggest trade streams.  GK group is a big state farm and its Animal Husbandry Section is one of the big pig producers.

GACS Working Group at RDA IGAD

During the Agricultural Data Interest Group I participated in a meeting of the GACS/GODAN working group. Main result of this meeting was the redefinition of GACS as "Global Agricultural Concept Space" in stead of "Scheme".   The existing scheme in GACS is only an exemple for many more schemes to come to create a real interoperation hub for vocabularies in the AgriFood System.  Basis of the discussion was a position paper authored my Tom Baker and myself ();

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