Publications

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Publications relating to the FutureFarm project

Topic

Social organization of farmers’ decision-making

As the term “Social organization” is not sufficiently established in agricultural literature a different term  should be chosen for a possible publication. The present working title is: “The role of communication and cooperation in the adoption of Precision Farming in Europe”. Within the study the term “Social organization” is used as an umbrella term to describe different modes of communication and cooperation between farmers and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector.

Management Strategies

WP 4 of FutureFarm is mainly focussed on the Integration of knowledge for compliance to Management Standards into Farm Information Systems. These external Management Standards are published by third parties and explicit decisions by the farm manager are more or less restricted to choose which of the voluntary standards and private labels the farm should comply to. Based on a “Model of decision-making and information flows for information-intensive agriculture” by S. Fountas et al.

First Periodic Report for FutureFarm (2008)

This is the first year report (Jan to Dec 2008) of the FP7 project FutureFarm (212117) ‘Integration
of Farm Management Information Systems to support real-time management decisions and
compliance of management standards’

Technology assessment of PF and information management systems in open natural environments:Farmer’s use of time for management

The objective of this study is to assess farmer’s adoption of Farm Management Information Systems and its impact on labour time. It is specified how farmers use their office hours on the farm and how different farm characteristics affect the time spend at the office. The farm and farmers characteristics in focus are age and education of the farmer as well as type and size of the farms. The report is based on a multinational survey that was carried out in autumn 2009 with 4 countries, Denmark, Germany, Greece and Finland and presented in deliverable 5.2.

Screening of management standards and compliance to standards

This report is divided in two sections. The first section gives a cross-country comparative panorama of the implementation of cross compliance standards, evidencing the different agro-environment settings, land use patterns and environmentally sensitive areas. The second section presents a categorization of the standards and their vocabularies.

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