High Technology Farming is a broad concept which refers to a wide range of new tools (Robotics, ICT, Big Data, Earth Observation, etc.). The synergic use of these instruments allows the shifting to the new paradigm of Sustainable Precision Agriculture (SPF).
A dedicated partnership on High Tech Farming under the European S3 AGROFOOD Platform has been promoted by Tuscany Region to facilitate interregional and cross-border cooperation and projects, thus accelerating the uptake of SPF in European agricultural systems.
Several EU Regions have expressed concrete interest in this partnership and, after the S3 Agrofood Platform kick-off event in Florence (6-7 December), they agree to focusing their joint work on the following five value chains:
Tree nursery, Viticulture, Fruits (relatively more intensive)
Arable, Cereals, vegetables (outdoor)
Protected cultivation (different types of greenhouses, highly intensive)
Galicia, Extremadura, Gelderland, Central Macedonia, Marche, Lazio, West Macedonia, The Netherlands, Zuid Holland, Limburg, East Sweden, Auvergne Rhone-Alpes, Weser-Ems
Fabio Boscaleri, Policy Officer, Regione Toscana – DG Giunta Regionale
Fausta Fabri, Regione Toscana
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