Smart Technology for Small & Medium Sized Farms: Innovation within the Agri-Food Sector Across Ireland
Innovation within the Agri-Food Sector across the island of Ireland
Northern Ireland produces roughly 15% of the UK’s total beef, lamb, pork, poultry meat and dairy produce. 75% of our land mass is used for agriculture, typically in small & medium sized farms. The local agri-food sector faces significant challenges in sustaining those food production systems whilst achieving agronomic and environmental targets. What is the role that advanced technology can play in alleviating pressure on small farmers, improve policy making, automate compliance, and simultaneously support rural communities to grow and prosper?
This webinar on the theme of innovations within the agri-food sector in Ireland will frame research into precision agriculture; the increasing role of digitisation in farm management including novel livestock welfare management technology; and broader perspectives on the effects on the rural economy across the island of Ireland.