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.
Smart farms are on the rise globally, as interest in process optimization and sustainability achieved by using modern technologies reaches new heights, thanks to AI, IoT and big data analytics. For example, there is practical application in the field of precision farming and the use of drones and self-driving tractors.