Precision agriculture and the future of farming in Europe

A new study by the European Parliament’s Think Tank examines precision agriculture developments and practices involving digitalisation, metadata, and the ‘Internet of Things’ to assess policy concerns and options for farming in Europe.

The aim of the project “Precision Agriculture and the Future of Farming in Europe” is to identify implications for legislative pathways for precision agriculture in Europe by mapping areas of concern around future developments. The project has three phases:
1. Analyse underlying technologies and existing insights from the field, as well as the anticipated future developments
2. Identify possible development paths to 2050, construct scenarios, and map the related concerns around precision agriculture, adopting a stance of “What if..?”
3. Identify the legal instruments that may need to be modified or reviewed, including — where appropriate — areas identified for anticipative parliamentary work, in accordance to the conclusions reached within the

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