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Networking and Transfer Project for Digitalization in Agriculture

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Networking and Transfer Project for Digitalization in Agriculture

The large number of research activities in the field of digitalization in agriculture initiated by the Federal Government within the last few years are evaluated in this project, involved researcher are networked with each other and the results are prepared, evaluated and published.

Background and Objective

The Federal Government has initiated a large number of research activities, which will make valuable contributions to the development of digitalization in agriculture, to use the opportunities of this sector and to identify possible regulatory requirements.

The aim of this project is to compile and evaluate the huge number of contributions from science and research according to a defined method, to finally network the respective researchers, to give advise to the politicians and to inform the public.


  1. Scientific conception of the procedure and establishment of a steering committee including institutions, organizations and associations
  2. Evaluation of technological developments of the research projects of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and the industry
  3. Analysis of the consequences the technology has to use opportunities and minimize risks in the topic area of digitalization in agriculture
  4. Suggestions for support initiatives in digitalization and further developments of the political and juridical frameworks
  5. Networking and transfer of knowledge to science, society and agricultural practice

Involved external Thünen-Partners

Funding Body

  • Federal Ministry of Food und Agriculture (BMEL)
    (national, öffentlich)


5.2019 - 6.2022

More Information

Project funding number: 2819110618
Project status: ongoing

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