New scientific research offers hope for overcoming olive tree killer

By |oktober 31st, 2019|digital farming, EFSA, Horizon 2020, News, olive trees, plant pests, xylella fastidiosa, Xylella outbreak|

A number of promising results from innovative EU funded research presented at the recent scientific conference suggest that we might be one step closer to beating the olive trees killer Xylella fastidiosa.

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Digital Farming: Driving productivity and a more sustainable way of farming

By |oktober 8th, 2019|agriculture, digital farming, News|

Agriculture faces many evolving challenges, some from the past and some yet to come. These include the effects of a changing climate, less available arable land for cultivation, large fluctuations in commodity markets, and an ever-growing world populat...

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Minister: Digitisation of agriculture at the core of post-bailout Greece

By |november 12th, 2018|digital economy, digital farming, Greek bailout, Greek crisis, News, Nikos Pappas, Precision farming, smart farming|

The digitisation of the agricultural sector will be at the heart of Greece’s growth following the exit from austerity-driven bailouts, Greek minister Nikos Pappas told EURACTIV.com in a recent interview.

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The digital farmers’ market

By |junij 28th, 2018|consumers, digital farming, farmers, food chain, News, Phil Hogan, producers, retail, short circuits|

Farmers being in direct contact with the consumers and setting their prices independently, without having to submit to the wholesale market dictate - sounds like going back to the roots of agricultural markets. Behind this, however, is a model with a g...

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Vestager: Bayer-Monsanto deal must preserve digital farming

By |februar 12th, 2018|Bayer Monsanto merger, digital farming, Margrethe Vestager, News, Precision farming|

Bayer needs to ensure that a merger with rival Monsanto does not stifle competition in digital farming, the European Union's Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told a German newspaper on Saturday (10 February).

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Back to the future: An agricultural conundrum

By |december 12th, 2017|CAP, common agricultural policy, digital farming, European farmers, future of farming, News, Precision farming, young farmers|

A drive through the rural areas of the EU is an adventure in landscapes, cuisine, culture and history. The countryside has also been a driver of economic and societal development in the EU since its foundation. With almost 40% of the EU budget going to...

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