publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Digital Revolution in Agriculture: Fitting for Agroecology?

Gkisakis, Vassilis; Lazzaro, Mariateresa; Ortolani, Livia; Sinoir, Nicolas;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Jan 2018
Abstract
Digital technologies in the agricultural sector are highly promoted. However, do they offer a dimension of real sustainability, as regarded within the agroecological approach, or is it just another business trend? These new technologies are clearly market-oriented and they bring farmers dependency on costly tools, mostly not affordable by smallholders farmers, while the decision support tools they offer, often ignore ecological processes, being simply based on models for optimizing conventional production and creating unintended needs. However, alternative examples of digital innovation that support sustainable agriculture can exist as an alternative strategy, e...
Subjects
free text keywords: agriculture, agroecology
Funded by
EC| CAPSELLA
Project
CAPSELLA
Collective Awareness PlatformS for Environmentally-sound Land management based on data technoLogies and Agrobiodiversity
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 688813
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Digital Revolution in Agriculture: Fitting for Agroecology?

Gkisakis, Vassilis; Lazzaro, Mariateresa; Ortolani, Livia; Sinoir, Nicolas;