The 12th edition of the International Journalism Festival, from 12-15 April in Perugia, will dedicate a panel to Farmers 3.0.

Festival del giornalismo 2017 - ©Bartolomeo Rossi #ijf17

Journalism Festival 2017 – ©Bartolomeo Rossi #ijf17

Perugia is preparing for intense and international five days: the International Journalism Festival (Festival Internazionale del Giornalismo), the most important event on the media in Europe, is about to start.

The importance of the event is confirmed by numbers:

  • dialogues, workshops, interviews, show, music and documentaries for a total of 300;
  • 14 different locations in the center of Perugia;
  • over 700 speakers from 44 countries;
  • 200 volunteers.

As every year, participation in the festival is free. Meetings will be held in English or Italian, with simultaneous translation for speakers and audiences where necessary.

The themes of the Festival

The 2018 edition will focus on current topics and reflections on changes in the world of journalism: climate change, sexual harassment, cyber war and propaganda, artificial intelligence, alt-right and populism, humanitarian crisis, investigative journalism, basic income, media confidence, migration, fact-checking and debunking, trauma management, data journalism, engagement, start-up, news literacy, local journalism, diversity and inclusion, public service, business model, freedom of expression, philanthropy in the media. These are just some of the themes that will be proposed.

All events will be broadcast in live streaming on the website homepage and available on demand within 24 hours of the intervention.

Agriculture at the Journalism Festival



“Farmers 3.0. Innovation and research that change agriculture” is the title of the panel, promoted by FEASR Umbria Region, which will be held on 12th April at Salone d’Onore in Palazzo Donini, from 11.30 to 13 pm.

Some players in the sector will speak in a round table:

Roberto Montagnoli, Coldiretti: Multinet. Interconnect the agricultural innovation process to enhance land, production and local consumption.

Antonio Natale, Agricolus: From the tractor to the smartphone, from the satellite to the field. Precision farming in the case history of Agricolus.

Andrea Chioini, Rai 3 Umbria: Defending crops. The plant health bulletin on Rai 3 Umbria.

Andrea Sisti, agronomist: Vista project, the IT showcase for transparency systems in the food sector.

This is a further opportunity to explain how innovation and research have become essential for agriculture, which can use technology to save money, improve quality of products and achieve environmental sustainability.

Programme of the Journalism Festival.