The agricultural world is in a position to face today’s challenges in terms of climate change. Agriculture, in addition to adapting to changing climatic conditions, must help to contain and reduce environmental impacts, as it is one of the sources contributing to climate change.
Today agriculture has to cope with:
- reduction and efficiency of inputs used (fuels, seeds, plant protection products, fertilizers);
- reducing production costs;
- producing goods of high quality.
These reasons are pushing the agricultural sector towards a decisive modernisation. Through the integration between technologies for precision agriculture and internet, sensors and powerful computing systems, allowing the management and sharing of data between the subjects of the supply chain and the optimization of production processe, agriculture 4.0 is born.
This is an extremely important innovation because it is allowing the digitalization of a sector that until now had lagged behind others (e.g. industrial, logistics, distribution).
In this situation, CESAR can play an important role in the application and dissemination of technologies among Italian farms, offering innovative services to support those who intend to approach change. In fact, in order to optimize the results, it is necessary to have skills and knowledge that farms generally do not possess and that must be found by external subjects.
The services that CESARcan provide and intends to implement are:
- implementation of transition projects towards high-tech production models;
- implementation of projects concerning investments falling within the Enterprise 4.0 plan;
- meetings and seminars with farmers and technicians;
- support to companies in the choice of the best technologies available for individual needs;
- assistance in the implementation of different technologieswithin the business processes;
- assistance for the use of the tax creditfor the purchase of goods included in the concept of agriculture 4.0 and on CAP support;
- provision of advanced agronomic services:
- creation of high resolution soil maps;
- interpretation of data and maps derived from precision agriculture;
- creation of prescription maps for variable-dose distribution of the elements;
- assistance in the implementationof4.0 agricultural technologies.
The results companies can aim to, through the implementation of the services that the CESAR intends to implement by introducing its skills and knowledge, concern:
- optimal modernization of machines and equipment;
- efficient management of operations, with particular reference to the dosages of inputs to their spatial distribution within the plots;
- targeted choice of intervention for the different operations;
- increase of the quantity and quality of the products;
- improvement of economic performance;
- better organizationofworkwithin the company.
Ultimately, CESAR plays an advisory and accompanying role in the application and dissemination of technologies between farms.