This paper defines vision of farm of tomorrow and adoption of knowledge management system in the farm, which still has to be designed and developed by common Farms and also farms of the future. The main focus of this vision is on integration among different levels of farm management systems and on requirements designed from analyzes of external drivers, which will have in the future a big influence on farm production, using knowledge management and direction on future agriculture development in crop production. The report defines thee levels of farm management. The proposes architecture is based on communication of interoperable services, so called Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for easy integration of different levels and components of farm management. The most important decision has to be provided by decision supporting system on farm level.continue
In past years in world an extensive research and development work is being done to ensure information technology use in agriculture; long range wireless sensor network (WSN) creation for specific agricultural use. Existing WSN solutions are in experimental development phase; their implementations is not possible without the specific WSN technology developers’ assistance and they have a short working range (ability to guarantee communication between sensors only at a range of several tens of meters); therefore their implementation in large area is very expensive. Realistic WSN implementation is unthinkable without specific WSN technology that includes physical nodes, sensors, operating system, application programming environment, competence centre support. The paper describes new long distance RFID based technology implementation - VLIT NODE.continue
THE COLOGNE DECLARATION is alive document, which will be again discussed during Prague EFITA/WCCA conference. We would like ask you about active contribution. See full text on Slideshare.
The EU-funded projects FutureFarm, agriXchange and CAPIGI-network which joined together in GeoFARMatics 2010 in Cologne, Germany, from 24th-26th November 2010, recognised that agri-food and rural ICT must be an essential part of the European Digital Agenda for 2020. The process of building the Rural Knowledge Society started by the Valencia declaration helps to reduce the digital divide between rural and urban communities in Europe. However, new changes in the global food supply, growing demands on food quality and quantity, energy demands and environmental aspects introduce new demands on future knowledge management. The objective of future knowledge management should be to enable the agri-food and rural communities to react adequately to these changes. For this reason, knowledge management has to become part of the agri-food and rural production system. This requires a clear vision, which has to be based on discussions with farmers, experts, politicians and other stakeholders.continue