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Tech trends 2012
There has sometimes been a rather patronising assumption that the UK’s farmers are unwilling to take the latest technology on board and are all still working out their accounts on the backs of envelopes. In fact, UK farmers are not lagging behind other developed agricultural economies in their use of computers (see Market Size box) and they remain roughly level with other sectors with businesses of comparable sizes. This should come as no surprise since today’s farming sector is stuffed full of bureaucratic requirements that are often more easily dealt with onscreen and online. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is spending significant sums developing IT systems for various aspects of agriculture, including its Cattle Tracing System Web site and systems to help prevent animal disease.
Pecha Kucha Session: Agri-Food apps We are glad to announce that the following papers were accepted for presentation during the Pecha Kucha Session Agri-Food apps at Smart AgriMatics: - LivestockOne Android data collection application - Andrew Cooke (Managing Director, Rezare Systems Limited, New Zealand)
Download now (1814 KB) Download now The Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture e-Sourcebook is being designed as an e-publication to maximize its outreach, with the intent of maintaining it as a “living” updatable document following its release in Autumn 2011. The Information and Communication Technologies for Agriculture e-Sourcebook describes a wide variety of ICT innovations and discusses the potential they carry for stakeholders engaged in agricultural development.