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Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities

01 - 05 July, 2018 | Chania, Crete, Greece | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM - MAICh)

Proceedings - Theme 4

Theme 4: Smart technologies in farming and food systems

Lead convenor    Laurens Klerkx

Co-convenors     Andrew Wilcox, Pierre Labarthe, Julie Ingram

Session 4.1          Development of smart farming technologies and tools

Session 4.2          Smart farming adoption and use by farmers

Session 4.3          Trust, risk and governance in value chains: which impact of Big data and smart solutions?

Session 4.4          Smart farming, advisory services and knowledge systems

 


Session 4.1          Development of smart farming technologies and tools

Digital tools co-creation to ease the dialog among farmers’ communities with diverse visions. A practical case with conventional and organic farmers in CAPSELLA

Mariateresa Lazzaro, Peter Paree, Diego Guidotti, Panagiota Koltsida, Stephen Benians, Paolo Barberi, Eleni Toli

Inventory of smart farming technologies – focus of commercial and research products

Spyros Fountas, Frits van Evert, Athanasios Balafoutis, Vasileios Psiroukis, Michael Koutsiaras, Konstantinos Grivakis, Pieter Blok, Chris van Dijk, Sandra Wolters, Sakura Tomita, Herman Berghuijs

A Virtual Dairy Farm Brain

Di Liang, Hector Delgado, Victor Cabrera

 


Session 4.2          Smart farming adoption and use by farmers

Important lessons from new tailor-made services for smallholder farmers

Antonius G.T. Schut, Keiji Jindo, Johannes W.A. Langeveld, Marja Rijerse, Lydia Munika, Peter Matyoko

What drives adoption of smart farming technologies? Evidence from a cross-country study

Andrea Knierim, Friederike Borges, Maria Lee Kernecker, Teresa Kraus, Angelika Wurbs

An analysis of farmers’ perceptions of the impact of technology on farm

Luiza Toma, Andrew Barnes

The potential impact of mobile phone application in agroecological transitioning in southeast Nigeria

Ezinne Merianchris Emeana, Liz Trenchard

 


Session 4.3          Trust, risk and governance in value chains: which impact of Big data and smart solutions?

The role of ICTs in improving smallholder maize farming livelihoods: The mediation of trust in value chain financing

Christopher Agyekumhene, Jasper R. de Vries, Annemarie van Paassen, Philip Macnaghten, Marc Schut, Arnold Bregt

 “If they don’t tell us what they do with it, why would we trust them?” Applying the multi-level perspective on socio-technical transitions to understand trust, transparency and benefit-sharing in Smart Farming and Big Data

Emma Jakku, Bruce Taylor, Aysha Fleming, Claire Mason, Simon Fielke, Peter Thorburn, Chris Sounness

Smart Farming in Ireland: Anticipating positive and negative impacts through a qualitative study of risk and benefit perceptions amongst expert actors in the Irish agri-food sector

Áine Regan, Stuart Green, Paul Maher

The ‘Digitalisation of Agricultural Innovation Systems’: Governing the DAIS and exploring the prawn aquaculture value chain

Simon J. Fielke, Robert Garrard, Emma Jakku, Aysha Fleming, Leanne Wiseman, Bruce M. Taylor, Ryan McAllister

How can we make sense of smart technologies for sustainable agriculture? – A discussion paper

Heidrun Moschitz, Matthias Stolze

 


Session 4.4          Smart farming, advisory services and knowledge systems

Digitalisation of agricultural knowledge providers: the case of New Zealand

Kelly Rijswijk, Laurens Klerkx, James A. Turner

Exploring the value proposition of digital technologies in smart farming: an approach co-designed by agricultural advisors

Margaret Ayre, Vivienne McCollum, Warwick Waters, Peter Samson, Anthony Curro, Ruth Nettle, Jana Paschen, Barbara King, Nicole Reichelt

Farm advisors need to adapt to provide value to farmers in a smart farming future

Callum Eastwood, Margaret Ayre, Brian Dela Rue

Reflections on co-constructing a digital adviser with stakeholders in agriculture and forestry

Julie Ingram, Pete Gaskell