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Part 1: Industry 4.0 and Precision Livestock Farming: what's happening?

Precision livestock farming (PLF) has spread to various countries worldwide since its inception in 2003, though it has yet to be widely adopted. Additionally, the advent of Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) have enabled a continued advancement and development of PLF. This modern technological approach to animal farming and production encompasses ethical, economic and logistical aspects. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of PLF and Industry 4.0, to identify current applications of this rather novel approach in different farming systems for food producing animals, and to present up to date knowledge on the subject.

THE RE-CAP: Does the EU’s new farming policy match the EU Green Deal goals?

Farming in Europe stands at a crossroads. All the building blocks for a resilient, sustainable and fair food production system are there. Thousands of small-scale sustainable producers have formed the backbone of food production in Europe for centuries, using environmentally-friendly farming practices like agroecology and organic farming to produce healthy food in a way that nourishes both people and the planet.

Part 1: Waged agricultural workers: Who are they?

Waged agricultural workers are the women and men who labour in the crop fields, orchards, glasshouses, livestock units, and primary processing facilities to produce the world's food and fibres. They are employed on small- and medium-sized farms as well as large industrialized farms and plantations. Written by Peter Hurst in collaboration with Paola Termine and Marilee Karl Translated and adapted version in Bulgarian

Part 3: Environmental aspects

Study by Professor G. Basch et al. Chapter 15, „Experiences with CA in Europe“ от книгата Conservation Agriculture Authors: G. Basch, T. Friedrich, A. Kassam and E. Gonzalez-Sanchez Editors: Farooq Muhammad, Siddique Kadambot Publisher: Springer International Publishing, 2015  Translated and adapted version in Bulgarian