Drones and Geographical Information Technologies in Agroecology and Organic Farming: Contributions to Technological Sovereignty


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Although organic farming and agroecology are not normally associated with the use of new technologies, they are fast growing, new technologies are being adopted to mitigate the environmental impacts of intensive production carried out with external material and energy inputs. GPS, satellite images, GIS, drones, help conventional agriculture in accurate supply of water, pesticides, fertilizers. Prescriptive maps define the right place and moment for interventions in machine parks. The key goal remains the yield goal, integrating more efficient use or resources towards economic-environmental sustainability. Technologically smart agriculture enables extractive agriculture to enter the era of sustainability. Societies that practice agroecology through the development of human-environmental co-evolutionary systems represent a solid model of sustainability. These systems are characterized by high quality agro-ecosystems and landscapes, social inclusion and viable economies.

This book explores the challenges posed by new geographic information technologies in agroecology and organic farming. It discusses the differences between technology burdened conventional farming systems and the role of technology in enhancing the potential of agroecology. The first part summarizes the new tools that geographic information technology offers to farmers and people. The second part provides case studies of the most promising applications of technologies in organic farming and agroecology: the spread of hyperspectral imagery, the role of positioning systems, the integration of drones with satellite imagery. The third part of the book examines the role of agroecology using a multi-level approach from the farm to the landscape level. This section explores Geodesign’s potential in fostering alliances between farmers and people and strengthening food webs, whether through close-knit urban agriculture or the promotion of land rights in remote areas in the spirit of agro-ecological transformation.

The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons 4.0 license.

Publisher : ‎ CRC Press; Issue 1 (September 29, 2022)
Date of publication: September 29, 2022
English language
File size: 34926 KB
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Print length: 299 pages


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