Digital Farming: what does it really mean?

And what is the vision of Europe’s farm machinery industry for Agriculture 4.0 / Digital Farming?

Digital Farming is the evolution in agriculture and agricultural engineering from Precision Farming to connected, knowledge-based farm production systems. Digital Farming makes use of Precision Farming technology, yet – in addition – also takes recourse to intelligent networks and data management tools. The aim in Digital Farming is to use all available information and expertise to enable the automation of sustainable processes in agriculture.

Data is the key ingredient for the European farming sector to become more productive and sustainable and remain competitive in a global environment. Huge amounts of data are already available in agriculture.

Digital Farming means to go beyond the mere presence and availability of data and create actionable intelligence and meaningful added value from such data. The main tool for digital farming is ‘connectivity’, connectivity machine2machine, machine2cloud and cloud2cloud. A seamless, easy data flow is key for data providers and data service providers to find each other.

So what does the digital revolution really mean for the world of agriculture? And what is the farm machinery industry's vision for Digital Farming?

CEMA's Guide to Digital Farming offers answers and explanations to all major questions & issues such as:


  1. Digital Farming: what does it really mean?
  2. Digital Farming: adding value through data
  3. The farm machinery industry’s vision for Digital Farming 
  4. The added value for customers & manufacturers
  5. Framework conditions for Digital Farming
  6. Ingredients of a successful data portal