Survey for farmers: Is technology the way to improve farming?
information and communication technologies (ICT)
In an agricultural market where gross margin and profitability are becoming increasingly tighter, the application of Precision Agriculture Technologies (PAT) can potentially contribute to a better economic, environmental and social farm performance. These technologies, including the use of information technology, satellite positioning data, remote sensing and proximal data collection, can optimise production efficiency, improve working conditions, increase farmers’ income, and reduce unintended impacts on the environment.
To get a better view on the use of Precision Agriculture Technologies in European agriculture, a partnership including the European Commission is launching a survey for European farmers. The survey wants to learn more about European farmers' awareness and experiences on Precision Agriculture Technologies. Both users and non-users of PAT are welcome to fill in the questions.
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The survey has been launched by a partnership including the European Commission (DG AGRI), European farmers’ association Copa-Cogeca, European agricultural machinery association CEMA, the Joint Research Centre of the EC, Eurostat and the European Environment Agency.