About: agricultural technology

Agrifood 06-07-2020

EU farmers: Unlock potential of agricultural drones or risk falling behind

Agriculture stakeholders are calling on the European Commission to update the sustainable use of pesticides directive (SUD) and allow the use of drones for aerial spraying of pesticides.
Agrifood 05-03-2020

Ensuring data sovereignty ‘major challenge’ for European farmers

The virtues of digital farming have been extolled by many, including the European Commission and industry voices. But, as a recent situation in the US demonstrates, digital farming carries concerns which requires careful consideration. 
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.
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 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.
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.