- Challenges and opportunities of digitisation and application of advanced technologies in Agriculture
- Latest development and trends, presentation of best practices as well as market oriented sessions
- Inter-regional / Cross-border cooperation with a focus on developing join actions in the field of photonics in agriculture and precision farming
THE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF AGRITECH – WHY ADVANCE TECHNOLOGIES FOR AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Technology is a broad concept. For the scope of these two events the focus is on new and advanced technologies like Photonics, Robotics, IoT and sensors, Big Data and Earth Observation. Their synergic use allows the shift to the new paradigm of Sustainable Precision Agriculture whilst enabling at the same time the development of the digital economy in Agriculture. The need for a change into this new paradigm is well acknowledged at EU level and some papers and reports from EU Institutions already provide good analysis and suggestions.
The event is on the one hand connected with the S3 Agrifood Platform, where some European Regional Partnerships are focusing on High Tech Farming, Big Data and traceability as well as Smart Electronic Systems. An on the other, it’s connected with the European Photonics Roadshows series, an initiative commanded in the framework of the EPRISE project.