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


Agrifood conference Series
This conference is part of a series of Agrifood conferences organized by Jakajima. Find out more about each conference by clicking on the logo or on the read more link.

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