Technology in agriculture continues to advance at a rapid pace. In 2019, 25 European countries signed a declaration of cooperation on ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’, pledging to take a number of actions to support a successful digitalisation of agriculture and rural areas in Europe.

As a result, new applications of digital technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, blockchain, High Performance Computing (HPC), Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G are finding new uses in agriculture, and promise to increase farm efficiency while improving economic and environmental sustainability.