Did you know 60% of EU’s rural households do not
have access to broadband internet?
Faster uptake of innovative digital and precision agriculture technologies will rely on rural populations having access to broadband internet. This will be critical for achieving the Farm to Fork Strategy's objectives of reducing environmental impact as well as saving costs & resources.
Examples of technologies which can improve agricultural sustainability include use of satellite data to map the health status of agricultural fields and soils, efficient transfer of data between tractors and servers, image recognition and artificial intelligence to anticipate crop diseases and achieve targeted application of agricultural inputs. In this regard, European satellite programs EGNOS and Galileo can help achieve the best possible results in precision agriculture.