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Representatives for Sweden

Anna Rydberg
Head of section Primary production and quality
JTI - Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
Ultunaallén 4, Box 7033
Uppsala750 07
Sweden
Office phone : +46 (0)70 545 71 57
Mats Söderström
Researcher
SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
Box 234
SkaraSE-532 23
Sweden
Office phone : 46-511-67244

Sweden Articles

Precision Agriculture in Sweden

Mats Söderström, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Anna Rydberg, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)   The 2013 May issue of the ISPA Newsletter contained a country report of precision agriculture (PA) in Sweden at that time. This text focuses on new developments of PA in Sweden during the last six years. In this time, PA has become a more generally accepted concept, and it is now regarded as an important part of the solution to many of the challenges that we are facing concerning e.g. need for increased and sustainable food production. In the National Food Strategy for Sweden by 2017 (Government bill 2016/17:104), it is for example stressed that knowledge and innovation are keys for a more productive and efficient agriculture, while at the same time striving for relevant national environmental targets. The increased accessibility of useful digital data, and the current rapid digital transformation of the society at large, including the agricultural sector, are also beneficial for the development of digital tools and in turn increased adoption of PA. Now, more or less all farmers in Sweden have access to free and easy-to-use decision support tools for various applications of PA. This is one aspect ...more

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