Big Data on a Farm—Smart Farming [chapter]

Max v. Schönfeld, Reinhard Heil, Laura Bittner
2017 Big Data in Context  
Digitization has increased in importance for the agricultural sector and is described through concepts like Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture. Due to the growing world population, an efficient use of resources is necessary for their nutrition. Technology like GPS, and, in particular, sensors are being used in field cultivation and livestock farming to undertake automatized agricultural management activities. Stakeholders, such as farmers, seed producers, machinery manufacturers, and
more » ... acturers, and agricultural service providers are trying to influence this process. Smart Farming and Precision Agriculture are facilitating long-term improvements in order to achieve effective environmental protection. From a legal perspective, there are issues regarding data protection and IT security. A particularly contentious issue is the question of data ownership.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-62461-7_12 fatcat:zwg2vrh6hfgbpfjoqdjloafmfe