[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

sexta-feira, 22 de setembro de 2017

France to cut support for booming organic farming

Naïo's robot can weed 10 hectares per day mechanically, helping organic farmers reduce time and costs.
[Naïo Technologies]
During the sixth edition of the Tech&Bio fair place on 20 and 21 September in the Drôme, the leading French region for organic agricultural production, several innovations were presented to European organic professionals

These included a robot capable of autonomously weeding fields; a tractor that allows farmers to sow, weed and harvest while lying horizontally; and the “HühnerMobil”, a henhouse on wheels that can be moved around according to need.

Technical innovations like these, which favour the shift towards organic agriculture, have multiplied in recent years.

Organic agriculture accounts for 7.3% of farmed land and 10.8% of agricultural employment – but it is not a niche market. Every year, it attracts more and more farmers.

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