Online – Survey: “Digital bio-diverse agriculture: exploring contradictions and synergies”

by BioMat

May 15, 2023 | 3:00 pm August 31, 2023 | 11:59 pm
Online Survey

“Digitization… what?” Often this is the first reaction of farmers who practice regenerative or bio-diverse farming when asked whether they use digital technologies on their farm. GPS-controlled tractors, drones, or the Internet of Things are rarely a lived reality, and et the question may arise in daily work how certain tasks could be simplified.

This sub-project explores the possibilities and limits of digitization in small and medium-sized regenerative / bio-diverse farming. It poses whether digital technologies with its premise of standardization and automation are fundamentally opposed to bio-diverse farming approaches. Together with Dr. Sarah Hackfort and her research team at the Department of Agricultural and Food Policy at Humboldt University, and in relation to our Canadian sister project “Diversity by Design,” we explore these questions through an online survey, and a participatory workshop with farmers, and representatives from technology development, design, and policy.

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