Future Farm

Using case studies and practical examples, the Future Farm project integrates existing research into a coherent information management system (Farming Management Information System, FMIS). That system allows not only supporting socioeconomic viability with environmental considerations, but also meeting evolving standards for compliance.  Studying the potentials to use field robots in order to increase labour-and energy-efficiency, or to achieve controlled precision in complying with environmental demands in crop production, rounds off the project. The applicability and the necessary steps to adapt the system to the variability of farm types in the EU was analysed and typified. Recommendations for the development of future farms from the central view of information management were elaborated with stakeholders from farms and regions as well as with the European companies providing information technology for agriculture. (FP7-KBBE2007- Grant Agreement No 212117)