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Digitising European farming equipment: The way forward for successful and sustainable farming?

05-12-2017

Digitising European  farming equipment: The way forward for successful and sustainable farming?

Innovation and digitisation have become an increasingly important dimension in European farming to ensure profitable, competitive and sustainable products. Precision farming is becoming more and more of a reality across Europe.

Part of this success is realised by the digitisation of farming equipment, including machinery. More modern and efficient equipment can help farmers improve practices and produce more with less.

However, many obstacles still need to be overcome to really bring all European farmers to the same level, not least the lack of infrastructure and broadband.

EURACTIV invites you to this workshop to discuss the future of agriculture and how to support farmers through innovation and better equipment. Questions will include:
- What obstacles are farmers still facing to the digitization of their work? How can they be overcome?
- How can the EU support innovation in agriculture?
- Do autonomous machines really undermine job security? How can machinery and human labour be balanced?
- How can analogue machinery be brought into the digital age?

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Location

EURACTIV Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Speakers

Louis Mahy, Research Programme Officer, Research and Innovation Unit, DG AGRI
Paul RÜBIG MEP, First Vice-Chair of STOA, European Parliament tbc
Max Schulman, Farmer; Chair of Cereals Working Party, COPA-COGECA
Ivo Hostens, Technical Director, European Agricultural Machinery Industry (CEMA)
Mute Schimpf, Food, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Friends of the Earth Europe
Thierry Panadero, Vice-President, Head of EMEA, Case IH

Schedule

12:00 – 12:30 Registration and networking lunch
12:30 – 13:00 Opening statements
13:00 – 14:00 Open discussion and Q&A

Contact

Irene Marchi
eadebates@euractiv.com
+32 (0)2 226 58 23