Smart Agriculture – from field to consumer

Digitalization as an opportunity for agriculture

Industrialisation has also had a strong impact on agricultural engineering in recent decades. Ever wider working widths and speeds as well as increasing degrees of automation have drastically increased not only productivity but also the weight of the machine. Also, fertilisation, excessive use of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides or various types of genetically modified planting material lead to permanent damage to the biosphere. Organic farming has developed as an alternative. Here, the focus is on resource-conserving agriculture and a conscious decision is made to accept losses in productivity. The UN's Agenda 2030 for "Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture" worldwide aims to reconcile sustainability and productivity. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft's new lighthouse project COGNAC, "Cognitive Agriculture", is in line with this.

With Fraunhofer towards highly efficient and sustainable agriculture of the future 

In the Fraunhofer lighthouse project COGNAC, "Cognitive Agriculture", eight Fraunhofer Institutes, including the Fraunhofer IOSB, are jointly researching into basic principles which will enable farmers in a digitised world to achieve high productivity in harmony with other objectives such as sustainability or product quality.

IOSB participation:

Here you can find the flyer of the Alliance Food Industry on the project COGNAC (pdf)


Fraunhofer lighthouse project "Cognitive Agriculture"

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Further projects of the SPR department

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Department SPR of Fraunhofer IOSB

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