Event Date
OFE 2021

Hybrid conference held in Montpellier in October 2021 exploring Farmer Centric On-Farm Experimentation.


The conference was organised by INRAE - #DigitAg and the ISPA OFE-C (International Society of Precision Agriculture, On-Farm Experimentation Community) with support from OECD.

Delegates can acces the proceedings from the conference at https://ofe2021.com/attendees_only_proceedings.  They will be made available publicly from February 2023

These #OFE2021 Proceedings gather 190 items: 64 papers, 63 video presentations and 63 short video presentations (15 and 4 minutes, respectively, all available on a dedicated YouTube channel). Specific outcomes also include a manifesto for OFE, guidelines for data analytics and policy recommendations to support OFE. A virtual special issue of the Agronomy for Sustainable Development journal is also being produced as a spin-off.

Publicly available content below:

Editorial and introductory talks

Policy recommendations

Pre-conference Webinars

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