A ONE-STOP-SHOP SOLUTION TO
INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY IN AGRICULTURE
The HUB4AGRI initiative aims to create a multi-sector cooperation network that promotes the connection between technology providers and the needs of the agricultural sector supporting innovation connected with digital decision support tools and R & D activities, serving as a one-stop shop for the provision through a European cooperation network. This cooperation network aims to (1) be the link between technology providers and digital decision support tools and the needs of the agricultural sector. (2) to attract new users of Digital Decision Support Tools in the agricultural sector. (3) attract innovative and competitive technology providers (startups and SMEs) capable of providing the farming community with new solutions based on the use of Digital DST for increased productivity and sustainability. (4) create a critical mass that exploits new areas of application for ICT in agriculture in general. (5) increase the deployment of technologies in the agricultural sector.
As a result of the 4th industrial revolution, on agrifood value chain, the Decision Support Tools enable the increase of competitiveness in agriculture companies by providing important information that support decision-making activities. DSTs, generally considered in the value chains of the agricultural sector, are software that proves to be an important part in decision-making based on farm-specific data, improving productivity as well as environmental performance. In addition to DSTs, they can suggest an optimal decision-making pathway with increased farm competitiveness, by promoting resource efficiency, as tools for increasing sustainability, accelerating the transition to a more sustainable, low-carbon and efficient economy. The Circular Economy.
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