Benefits and impact of digital technologies

Digitisation raises questions that will need to be addressed in the future. What will be the impact on farm profitability, for instance? How will digitisation affect employment? Can it be a means to reconnect consumers with farmers? What is the environmental impact? Or which types of farming will or will not benefit?

The European Commission and the EIP-AGRI network are fully aware of the potentially disruptive impact digitisation might have. This is why issues like data ownership, data use and re-use have been addressed in dedicated workshops and seminars to find answers.

Already many organisations have measured the impact and benefits of digitisation. Share your stories with us through this form.  

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Latest news
Published on Title Country Keywords
09/02/2021 International innovation award for sustainable food and agriculture European Union digitisation, new entrant, sustainability
13/10/2020 European Space Agency - "AgriTech" call European Union digitisation, value chain, information and communication technologies (ICT), new entrant, sustainability
17/08/2020 Expert online workshop on a common European agricultural data space European Union data management, data sharing, digitisation, data-driven agriculture
15/06/2020 ATLAS Call for innovative solutions is open European Union data management, data sharing, data-driven agriculture
11/02/2020 Digitisation: economic and social impacts in rural areas European Union digitisation, social impact, socio-economy, rural economies
EIP-AGRI activities


Dates Title Country Keywords
29/10/2019 to 30/10/2019 EIP-AGRI Workshop "Small is smart" - Innovative solutions for small agricultural and forestry holdings Romania small-scale farming, data management, data sharing, economic benefit, data-driven agriculture, innovation, rural economies
12/12/2018 to 13/12/2018 EIP-AGRI seminar: Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas Belgium digitisation, value chain, precision farming, General, data-driven agriculture, information and communication technologies (ICT), rural development, rural economies, Supply chain, marketing and consumption
07/02/2017 to 08/02/2017 EIP-AGRI Workshop Tools for environmental farm performance Croatia digitisation, Farming / forestry competitiveness and diversification, benchmarking, Supply chain, marketing and consumption, decision support system (DSS), General, productivity, Farming practice, innovation, sustainability

Other European events

Other European events
Dates Title Country Keywords
21/06/2021 to 23/06/2021 25th European Seminar on Extension and Education Other AKIS, Digital learning, advisory service, innovation support service, knowledge exchange, rural economies
21/01/2021 CAPIGI Webinar: Remote Sensing & Privacy Other data sharing, sensor, data-driven agriculture, information and communication technologies (ICT)
Online (external) resources
Published on Website Country Keywords
07/10/2020 Results of the Expert Workshop on a Common European Agricultural Data Space European Union data sharing, digitisation
04/12/2018 Open Ag Data Alliance data management, digitisation
04/12/2018 Smart Villages Portal digitisation, economic benefit