SMART FARMING AUTOMATION
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What is SMART FARMING ?
Smart Farming is key for the future of agriculture
Smart Farming is a farming management concept using modern technology to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural products. Farmers in the 21st century have access to GPS, soil scanning, data management, and Internet of Things technologies. By precisely measuring variations within a field and adapting the strategy accordingly, farmers can greatly increase the effectiveness of pesticides and fertilizers and use them more selectively. Similarly, using Smart Farming techniques, farmers can better monitor the needs of individual animals and adjust their nutrition correspondingly, thereby preventing disease and enhancing herd health.
What do you need for Smart Farming?
Knowledge and capital are essential for any innovation. New farming technologies require more and more professional skills. A farmer today is not only a person with a passion for agriculture, he or she is also a legal expert (to find their way through a growing maze of regulations) and a part-time data analyst, economist and accountant (making a living from selling agricultural produce requires bookkeeping skills and an in-depth knowledge of market chains and price volatility).
Furthermore, Smart Farming requires capital. Thankfully, there are a wide range of options available. From using low capital investment smartphone applications that track your livestock to a capital-intensive automated combine. In principle, implementing Smart Farming technologies can be easily upscaled.
How is the EU supporting Smart Farming?
The EU currently supports the implementation and development of Smart Farming through a wide variety of policies, these include: The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP); regional policy; environmental policy; food safety policy; competition policy, and the EU’s innovation policy.
The current development of Smart Farming technologies is mainly financed through the Horizon 2020 research policy and the CAP’s Rural development policy. Yet, the implementation of Smart Farming in the EU is financed through local, regional and national regional development programs, which are co-funded by the EU and the relevant Member State.
Working on new agriculture
We support our customers in realising what it takes for future farming. We collaborate to close loops, to achieve climate targets, to reduce the use of chemical crop protection and to establish a nature inclusive agricultural sector. Furthermore, we provide support in creating added market value and societal appreciation for the work of sustainable farmers.