Assessing the impact of agricultural digital technology solutions: EU project QUANTIFARM

Digital technologies in agriculture (DATs) can grow the sector by enhancing sustainability, performance and competitiveness byte by byte, but only if they are designed to support sustainability. In this context, the EU-funded QuantiFarm project will introduce a comprehensive assessment framework for independent qualitative and quantitative assessment of the multiple costs and benefits of DATs, as well as of their sustainability impact.

November 2024

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Following a multi-actor approach, QuantiFarm will carry out 30 test cases across 20 European countries. The test cases will all be in commercial farms of different types, sizes, ownership and operating conditions from seven agricultural sectors. The aim is to assess the DATs used in the farms and feed the results to the QuantiFarm Toolkit to increase awareness and support future decision-making.

A presentation by Vanja Biševac, CEMA Research Manager at European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA aisbl).

Sustainable, efficient and effective agricultural production is what Vanja drive, and he thinks that Innovative and affordable technologies are essential to realise this.

About Vanja Biševac
After ten years of Academia and fundamental research in geosciences, but always keen in exploitation and technology transfer, EU research projects offered an excellent opportunity to enter a domain of applied science, Experience in managing projects from different EU R&I Programmes such as Horizon2020, Horizon Europe and Digital Europe in the sector of raw materials, renewable energy and smart agriculture, Special interest in digitalization, data governance, clean technologies and robotics.

About European Agricultural Machinery Industry Association (CEMA aisbl)
CEMA is the association representing the European agricultural machinery industry. With 11 national member associations, the CEMA network represents both large multinational companies and numerous European SMEs active in the sector. The industry comprises about 7,000 manufacturers, producing more than 450 different types of machines with an annual turnover of about €40 billion (EU28 – 2016) and 150,000 direct employees.

CEMA companies produce a large range of machines that cover any activity in the field from seeding to harvesting, as well as equipment for livestock management. Our Vision is advance agricultural machinery and solutions for sustainable farming, while our mission is to bring shared expertise and shape EU legislation for the benefit of sustainable farming and the agriculture machinery and solutions sector.

For more information go to the website.

Vanja Biševac will speak at the 2023 edition of the Agrifood Innovation Event.