CEMA: EU’s Agricultural research should focus on Precision Farming, resource efficiency & digitization
EU funding for agricultural research should focus on Precision Farming, resource efficiency, alternative energies & digitization. These were some of the key messages submitted by CEMA to the stakeholder consultation on Societal Challenge 2 of the EU’s Horizon 2020 Framework Research Programme. In addition, the EU should support the drawing up of a new strategic research agenda for agricultural engineering. In order to ensure that future innovations will reach European farmers and will be used in the field, it will be important to research factors and perceptions that effectively act as barriers to technological change for farmers and to design adequate financial support and incentive schemes to accelerate such change. The ultimate aim must be to empower farms to make meaningful advances in smart localized resource management and thus achieve significant aggregate productivity and sustainability gains in European farming. To read more, please click here to submitted document.