On the Flemish data-sharing platform DjustConnect, there are already 30 entry and exit ramps in use today, through which data transports take place on a daily basis, approved and controlled by the farmer as data owner. With this, DjustConnect has accelerated the pace and is helping to make safe and efficient data sharing possible in the Flemish agri-food chain.
During the Agridagen in Ravels, coordinator Stephanie Van Weyenberg (ILVO) explicitly addressed companies and organisations that (need) data: "The applications are flooding in. Now is the time to build your on-ramp to our data highway."
Among the pioneer users, you will find big names such as Milcobel, Boerenbond, AVR, Arvesta, KBC and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, as well as names from less obvious backgrounds such as viticulture. The list of special supporters also includes Microsoft, which will support DjustConnect in the coming years as a Microsoft start-up.
Whereas at its launch two years ago, DjustConnect was the initiator in an emerging ecosystem, today it is a natural and solid platform that shows the way to reliable data sharing in the growing European data economy. DjustConnect is seen as an example on both the (IT) technical and legal level. The number of data sources and digital applications running on it is now also accelerating. A selection from the range on offer:
Based on the feedback from the first users, in the past two years a lot of work has been done to create a farmer-friendly dashboard, a clear ConnectShop where interested parties can request available data, an inspiring website, an extensive range of workshops on all aspects of data sharing and clear standard contracts 100% in accordance with the European code of conduct for data sharing. In the recently approved collaboration project 'Digislim Boeren', ILVO and partners will continue this course to give farmers even more control of their data.
Als state-of-the-art, operationeel platform DjustConnect neemt volledig in lijn met de Europese visie, een voortrekkersrol op in de uitbouw van een Europese data-economie en de Europese data space voor landbouw. DjustConnect doet dit vanuit echte gebruikerservaringen uit de dagelijkse “datadeel” praktijk.
The large quantity of agricultural data produced throughout the agro-food chain makes smarter advisory tools and administrative simplification possible. DjustConnect was created to make it IT-technically and legally easier for companies to work with that data, but also and especially to give farmers and horticulturalists back control over their data. All transactions on the data highway are traceable, secure from start to finish and approved by farmers and horticulturalists.