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Innovation Conference

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Agricultural trends and the role of technology: challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’ food production

1st December 2015


Brussels Press Club- Rue Froissart 93; 1040 Brussels


The development of drone technologies for the farming sector, but also mobile applications and use of GPS, is increasingly transforming the agricultural activities, requiring also from farmer and manager a different kind of knowledge. The integration of digital technology in agriculture and the data flow collected can help to better manage resources and production. But  global trend between the development of food demand seem to challenge the sustainability of the food production. Can these technologies help achieving a low-input agriculture? How far can we go, and how accessible are these technologies for farmers? Finally, what policy environment for these technologies in terms of data protection and data ownership?

Program and Speakers' biography

This event was free of charge and is has been made possible thanks to the kind support of: Deutz-Fahr, BASF and Yara.



Speakers' presentations:

- Welcoming speech, Thierry de l'Escaille, ELO Secretary General

Achim Dobermann, Director, Rothamsted Research Institute as the Keynote

- Ana Cuadrado Galvin, REsearch Programme Officer, Research & Innovation Unit, DG AGRI, EC

Frits van Evert, Professor, Plant Research International, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Rudolf Tornerhjelm, Estate manager, Swedish Landowners’ Association

Massimo Ribaldone, Director for R&D, Same Deutz- Fahr

- Walter Haefeker, President, European Professional Beekeeping Association

- Concluding remarks, Thierry de l'Escaille, ELO Secretary General








Watch the video from Mr Haefeker's presentation - Achieving low cost by using mass produced components: {youtube}WuLIH2jRSLs|400|220{/youtube}

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