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The Handbook Digital Farming sheds light on the technological, economic, social, and legal perspectives of the digital transformation. It is aimed at farmers, farm and business managers, decision-makers and developers of digital tools and strategies in the agri-food sector, as well as scientists and students. The handbook provides insights to the discussion of what contribution digital farming can make to the implementation of Green Deal, Farm to Fork and the new Common Agricultural Policy.

In particular, the authors explain the state of the art and the development of business models, enabling readers to draw conclusions for their own organizations. For this reason, they also provide an outlook on trends, and further developments. In addition, the handbook provides technological facts from renowned experts and concrete business examples from experienced companies and start-ups.

To give a brief overview if the contents of the Handook:

  • The first part of the Handbook is devoted to a brief description of the motivation for this book and the presentation of the current challenges as well as requirements and targets in the agricultural ecosystem when it comes to digital transformation.
  • After the introduction, it begins with a farmer’s perspective and moves through sustainability and environmental perspectives to a description of the state of the practice in the adoption and acceptance of Digital Farming technologies.
  • Subsequently, it provides key requirements and open issues to be addressed when developing or using Digital Farming technologies.
  • Finally, it provides insights on how policy makers see the topic of Digital Farming and how the current status of agricultural digital and data law gives a frame for Digital Farming technologies.