Farmers in this century have access to GPS, soil scanning, data management, IoT sensors and AI-powered tools. Technology is, by far, the most important contribution ever provided to agriculture since the last industrial revolution.

So what about the extensive use of technology in agriculture? In fact, there are many legal issues at play when it comes to building a 'smart food chain'  or developing a 'smart fam': from IP to data privacy, from food regulation to IT contracts. 

This article focuses on some of the major legal issues surrounding agri-tech and provides an overview on the Italian agri-tech market, compared to that of other countries.