Pixel Farming, farming in the digital era – Presented by Arend Koekkoek, Campus Almkerk

Pixel Farming, farming in the digital era – Presented by Arend Koekkoek, Idea-x/ Campus Almkerk, at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on June 28, 2018, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

What if we could solve a lot of the environmental issues of agriculture and improve production efficiency? Pixel Farming enables a digital approach of the full food production chain, allowing us to produce food in an environmentally friendly way by utilising the power of biodiversity and data.

In this presentation you will get an overview of pixel farming and the current development programme that is ongoing on the Campus in Almkerk.

Interview
What drives you?
I believe a self-sustaining future for the generations to come is achievable, just by using our heads ánd acting on it.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
My family, swiming gear and an aeroplane to take me back to the rest of the world

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Open source robotics and computer vision

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Equalisation of prosperity, more freedom, improved environment

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The current production and supply chains

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
That it is possible to do mass production of food in an envinromentally friendly manner just by applying a digital approach

About Arend Koekkoek
Passionate about helping clients bringing their ideas to life through digital technology. Experienced in creating solutions by combining traditional solutions with innovation. Keywords: Reusable, sustainable, ondemand, digital, consultancy, development

About Campus Almkerk
The Campus Almkerk is an innovation center for agriculture and sustainability. This provides a social need in which quality of life, small-scale food production, as well as sustainability and innovation play an important role. The Campus invests in activities with a high social relevance. Collective self-sufficiency plays an important role in this.

About Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the two-day Agri Food Innovation Event (June 27-28, 2018) which includes four dedicated conferences (Healthy Nutrition ConferenceVertical Farming Conference3D Food Printing ConferenceSmart Farming ConferenceCentral expo , a 3D Food Printing Masterclass and a Networking Dinner.

Focus topics of the conference are:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 – drones, sensors, Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, AI and more
  • Precision agriculture
  • Precision Livestock Farming
  • Plant and crop science for improved resource-use
  • Investment in R&D
  • New business models
  • Cross disciplinary themes

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

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