However, uptake of new technologies on farms is patchy. Here we propose educational technology adoption tools with the following objectives: 1, To deliver an innovative engagement framework that facilitates technology adoption on farms across Europe; e.g. to embrace the benefits of using enhanced animal genetics or to advance the use of precision machinery technologies in crop production2, To demonstrate increased outputs as well as improved environmental performance through technology uptake3, To ensure young farmers, businesses managers and advisors have the capability and foresight to engage with new technologies and can identify financial benefits that can accrue4, To develop Agricultural student ambassadors to work with farmers to increase technology adoption
Educating for Technology Take-off
New technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to farm businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance yields and outputs, as well as reducing environmental impacts.
Many vegetables including sweet corn, artichokes, potato and cabbage (e.g. Brussels sprouts) are not holistically used in food production although they are safe to consume (without or with further processing). In some cases, more than 50% of the nutritional valuable material is left in the fields or not further valorized.
Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology
EIT Food hosts sustainable seafood panel at the Sustainable Foods Conference to support innovations in aquaculture.
After a year of change like no other in 2020, EIT Food has combined expert insights and analysis to highlight the top 5 trends for the agrifood industry in 2021...