How photonics improves farming!

After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming: Smart Farming / Precision agriculture. It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data but also to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.


This conference edition focuses at how photonics can help improving the quality of the crops, farming production processes and the quality of food!

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Multi-spectral imaging, Robotics, Big Data, AI, drones and more
  • How Photonics can support farming
  • Precision agriculture
  • Investment in R&D

Who should attend?
Farmers | Growers | Agricultural industry | Technology suppliers (corporate, start-up) | System integrators | Governmental bodies (Local, Regional, National) | Project developers | Finance / Consulting | Logistics suppliers | anyone interested in smart farming

Due to the continuing uncertainty we have decided to organise this conference ONLINE only. We will keep you informed should anything change, in case we can organise a hybrid edition. At Jakajima, we are constantly monitoring the situation, and we will implement any instructions from the government, local authorities and WHO. The safety of our speakers, attendees and staff remains our top priority. In the meanwhile, stay safe, stay healthy!


Interested in Smart Farming using satellites and /or Vertical Farming as well. Find out more about these events below by clicking on the link or the picture..

The workshop is an e-shape labeled event, the European Commission’s Horizon2020 flagship project supporting the EuroGEO initiative demonstrating European EO capabilities applied to 7 showcases, including agriculture co developed with and for the users. The project’s ultimate goals id to foster entrepreneurship and develop research to business activities. The first part of the workshop will set the stage by providing the audience with relevant information on the state-of-the-art technology market developments and trends as well as users' benefits perspective. The second part will be entirely devoted to a set of dual presentations performed by the service provider on one hand together with a current users involved in the co-design process. The presenters will provide hands-on training and users’ benefit on two applications.
The continually-growing world populations, the global trend to urbanisation, climate change and pressure on natural resources are key drivers for policies on global food security. Vertical farming is an innovative methodology for vertical cultivation of agricultural products, which can also realize true zero-mile city food supply. subscribe to our newsletterVertical farms can be built in new or existing buildings and provide significant benefits in environmental sustainability and human health, minimizing the need for water and nutrients, and eliminating pesticides and fungicides, which are no longer needed.Vertical farming and urban agriculture, if designed and implemented appropriately, could offer sustainable and innovative solutions for improving food security.

This event is part of the Photonics Applications Week. A week where professionals from several applications areas meet industry professionals.

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