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Future farm for farm of future

  1. 1. FUTURE FARM FOR FARM OF FUTURE Karel Charvat, Pavel Gnip, Premysl Vohnout, Karel Charvat jr .
  2. 2. Experiences and results based on: 12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha and also some personal experiences
  3. 3. Agriculture and R ural are changing <ul><li>The agriculture sector is a unique sector due to its strategic importance for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>both citizens (consumers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>economy (regional and global) </li></ul></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  4. 4. Farming products <ul><li>Basic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food – cereals, fruits, vegetables,.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy - (yes or not?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services – tourisms, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Public goods – environment, landscape. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social goods – employment in rural areas </li></ul></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  5. 5. External drivers <ul><li>Climate changes </li></ul><ul><li>Demographic (Growing population, Urbanisation and land abandonment) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy cost </li></ul><ul><li>New demands on quality of food (Food quality and safety, Aging population and health problems Ethnical and cultural changes) </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  6. 6. External drivers <ul><li>Innovative drivers (Knowledge based bio economy, Research and development, Information and communication, Education, Investment) </li></ul><ul><li>Policies (Subsidies, Standardisation and regulation, National strategies for rural development) </li></ul><ul><li>Economy (Economical instruments, Partnerships, Cooperation and Integration and voluntary agreements) </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  7. 7. External drivers <ul><li>Sustainability and environmental issue (Valuation of ecological performances, Development of sustainable agriculture) </li></ul><ul><li>Public opinion (Press, International Organisation, Politicians) </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  8. 8. Opposite requirements <ul><li>Food quality and safety versus Food requirements for growing population </li></ul><ul><li>Growing requirements for food versus Renewable energy production technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable production energy demand versus Demand on more environmentally friendly production </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  9. 9. Role of knowledge management systems <ul><li>The objective of knowledge management is to help farmers to be competitive on the market in the sense of </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>required products, quality and amount, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to react on changes on the market </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>political changes and changes of related rules, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to respect requirements about environment protection, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>climatologically changes. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>It is also important to produce with the long term goal of farm sustainability. </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  10. 10. Levels of information <ul><li>Macro level, which includes management of external information, for example about market, subsidies system, weather prediction, global market and traceability systems, etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Farm level, which include for example economical systems, crop rotation, decision supporting system </li></ul><ul><li>Field level including precision farming, collection of information about traceability and in the future also robotics. </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  11. 11. Levels of information s 12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  12. 12. What are current research focus and what are main influence <ul><li>Currently research in developed World is mainly focused on field level, eventually farm level </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In practice, it could influenced farm profit in range of 30 percent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Possibilities to use macro level or external information could influence farmers profitability in hundreds percent </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example right selection of crops etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>So it is evident, that focus has to be in future on work with external information </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  13. 13. Cologne declaration <ul><li>Defined key objectives for the agri-food and rural Digital Agenda for 2020; </li></ul><ul><li>Support for the development of future internet technologies and the internet of things; </li></ul><ul><li>Support for social networking to reach consensus about future environmental, economical and social priorities of agri-food and rural strategies; </li></ul><ul><li>The initiation of a continuous e-conference of all stakeholders to define a clear future strategy and priorities; </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  14. 14. Cologne declaration <ul><li>Support for new ICT and knowledge-based solutions supporting the development of future generations of rural businesses; </li></ul><ul><li>Support the development of knowledge technologies to guarantee, in the future, high quality food production; </li></ul><ul><li>Open public discussion on how to solve future problems and to secure food production versus the production of energy and environmental benefits. </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  15. 15. Cologne declaration <ul><li>Full text you can read on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.wirelessinfo.cz/?menuID=1&articleID=5&action=article&presenter=ArticleDetail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or you can discuss it with us on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://lnkd.in/HPAGk8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.linkedin.com/groups/agriXchange-3807971?goback=.gmp_3807971.gde_3807971_member_49251941 </li></ul></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  16. 16. Farming as social networking <ul><li>Future agriculture and rural sector could be consider as a network of interacting organisations </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha “ Informal” environment (IE) Farmer Friends Neighbours Community <ul><li>Personal attributes: </li></ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Age.. </li></ul><ul><li>Farm characteristics: </li></ul><ul><li>Farm size </li></ul><ul><li>Crops </li></ul><ul><li>Soils.. </li></ul>… Family Colleagues Management firms Farmer union Market … Consultants Agri. policy Communication Cooperation 7
  17. 17. Farming as social networking <ul><li>Focus on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communication (important actors, media used) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cooperation (among farmers, to the wider agricultural sector) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Joint investment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcontractors (PF farm operations, outsourcing of data analysis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence of farm on forms of C&C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role of “data synergies” for adoption </li></ul></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  18. 18. NaturNet Portal 12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  19. 19. NaturNet Portal 12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha
  20. 20. Thank you for your attention <ul><li>www. wirelessinfo.cz </li></ul><ul><li>www.ccss.cz </li></ul><ul><li>www.naturnet.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>12.7.2011 EFITA/WCC 2011 Praha