EU manufacturers of agricultural machinery encourage the states to commit in the digitization of European agriculture to combat environmental and economic problems.
With this, the European Commission acknowledges the effort by declaring a smart and sustainable digital future of European agriculture and rural areas. Furthermore, new technologies will help optimize the management of fields according to the crop needs.
These plans will be:
- Data-based technologies such as GPS, remote sensing, and the internet. This will help in managing crops and reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides, and water.
- Also, precision farming will lead the way for an innovation-driven solution to address the challenges in everyday farming.
- Adopting digital farming technologies and skilled farm advisors to help interpret data and make agronomic recommendations.
Moreover, these plans will also improve the livelihood of rural communities and attract young people in agriculture.
Source: Sarantis Michalopoulos, Euractiv | Photo by Pexels
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