About: agricultural technology

Agrifood 13-10-2017

Digital skills and 5G centre stage as precision farming vies to enter mainstream

Farmers, digital experts and representatives from the agricultural technology industry joined forces in Brussels on Thursday (12 October) to urge policymakers to bring precision farming into the mainstream in the EU.
Agrifood 29-08-2017

Artificial intelligence for agricultural pest control in Spain

Spain's agricultural ministry has this month launched, for the second consecutive year, a pilot experiment using artificial intelligence techniques (AI) to anticipate the evolution of the olive fly pest. EURACTIV's partner EFEAgro reports.
Economy & Jobs 24-02-2017

Copa-Cogeca: New export markets did not increase EU farmers’ income

The EU found new niche markets to balance the losses of the Russian embargo but this has not translated into increased income for farmers, Pekka Pesonen told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 05-09-2016

Agriculture market crisis hits machinery sales

Affected by the ongoing crisis in EU agricultural markets, the European agricultural machinery industry is expected to face further losses this year, after suffering a decline in sales in 2015.
Agrifood 15-07-2016

FAO: The EU has a role in Africa’s agriculture mechanisation

The involvement of the European private sector in the mechanisation of Africa’s agriculture, currently dominated by China, will open up the market and help farmers make quality choices, FAO’s Josef Kienzle said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 11-04-2016

MEP Huitema: EU should use CAP to reduce dependence on farm subsidies

The EU's Common Agricultural Policy should focus on investments to become more competitive in the global market and get less dependent on subsidies, MEP Jan Huitema told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Agrifood 29-01-2016

Commission promotes smart farming to mitigate climate change

The European Commission wants to build “bridges” between agriculture and the ICT sector in order to better address the environmental challenges of farming.
Development Policy 06-11-2015

Mediterranean embraces eco start-ups

In the Mediterranean region, ecological and sustainable initiatives are being started by innovative individuals. It is hoped their business practices and efforts will trickle-down to society itself. EURACTIV's partner El País - Planeta Futuro reports.
Smart machines and data-driven farm management
Agrifood 23-10-2015

Enabling smart farming in Europe

The European Commission needs to step up its efforts to turn this smart farming opportunity into a success for farmers at all scales, writes Ulrich Adam
Agrifood 20-10-2015

‘E-agriculture’ could save EU farmers time and money

SPECIAL REPORT / The introduction of new information and communications technologies in the EU agricultural sector could significantly contribute to its future sustainability, as well as the quality of life for farmers and consumers.
Precision Dairy Research Project at the University of Kentucky
Agrifood 03-04-2015

Hi-tech farming touted as way to green Europe’s food chain

Connected agriculture – from farm to retail – was promoted at an event in Brussels this week, as the way to wean European agriculture off its addiction to chemicals, water and fossil fuels.