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Online Kids Session “Bits, Bytes & Burger?! Digitalization in Food Production”

In the scope of the IAMO Forum 2020 a Kids Session on the topic “Bits, Bytes & Burger?! Digitalization in Food Production” took place on the last conference day.

For the recording of the Kids Session click here (in German only)

Digitalization has firmly established itself in our daily work and private lives. Whether it is the computer in the office, the tablet on the living room table or the smartphone in the pocket - the latest technology can be found everywhere in our daily lives.

But how do children and young people use the new technology and what do they already know about it? In the scope of a webinar for schoolchildren between the ages of 7 and 12 the goal is to communicate what digitalization is, the significance it has in our daily lives and how best to tackle the challenges that come with it.

At the same time, the primary school children will be offered an insight into how digital technology is used in agriculture and food production and how new technology can contribute to a healthy diet. The presentation will be accompanied by interactive elements and the answering of questions of the schoolchildren.

The online Kids Session was taught by communication scientist Dr. Iren Schulz. She is a media educator and lecturer at the University of Erfurt and the Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Iren Schulz has extensive project and research experience in the field of child and youth media research and also conducts regular workshops, advanced training courses and educational media projects on this subject. Her work focuses primarily on the resources and risks of digital media as well as promoting of media competence in families, schools and during leisure time.

The Kids Session took place in the scope of the IAMO Forum 2020 entitled “Digital transformation – towards sustainable food value chains in Eurasia”. The international conference was organized online by the Agricultural Markets department at IAMO together with further co-operation partners from 24 to 26 June 2020. The event was supported financially by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Rentenbank and the city of Halle (Saale). Further information on the IAMO Forum 2020 can be found at:

Online Kids Session
“Bits, Bytes & Burger?! Digitalization in Food Production” (in German only)

26 June 2020 | 1 – 2 pm


Daniela Schimming

Daniela Schimming

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