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Agriculture 4.0 for a Sustainable Food System: A Holistic Model for the Transformation of Farms Towards a Sustainable Precision Agriculture

Agriculture 4.0 for a Sustainable Food System: A Holistic Model for the Transformation of Farms Towards a Sustainable Precision Agriculture
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Author(s): Manuel Antonio Fernández-Villacañas Marín (M&M Planning and Project Management, Spain & Technical University of Madrid, Spain) and Ignacio Fernández-Villacañas Marcos (M&M Planning and Project Management, Spain & University of Alcala, Spain)
Copyright: 2022
Pages: 21
Source title: Disruptive Technologies and Eco-Innovation for Sustainable Development
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Ulas Akkucuk (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8900-7.ch005

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Abstract

This chapter aims to analyse the concept and implementation strategies of Agriculture 4.0 within the framework of the study of disruptive technologies and eco-innovation, which allows facing the needs derived from a sustainable food system. To do this, it strategically reflects on the design requirements of a holistic model for the transformation of agricultural holdings, aimed at the implementation of sustainable agrotechnology. The Third Green Revolution, its antecedents, orientations, and purposes, as well as the concept and functional aspects of sustainable food systems are analysed. Finally, a model of transformation of agricultural holdings towards the implementation of Sustainable Agriculture 4.0 is proposed, as well as a generic methodology applicable to specific projects located in specific areas, through formula for change and cost-benefit analysis.

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