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Adoption of precision farming tools: A context-related analysis


  • Vecchio, Yari
  • De Rosa, Marcello
  • Adinolfi, Felice
  • Bartoli, Luca
  • Masi, Margherita


This paper deals with precision farming tools (PFTs), a way of farming which relies on specialized equipment, software and information technologies services, whose importance is underlined in recent documents of the European Union. Precision farming is an integrated and sustainable farm management system making use of modern technologies to increase farm’s profitability, by reducing environmental impact. In this paper we explore the complex mechanisms that affect PFT’s adoption by Italian farmers. More precisely, we try to analyse the context-related factors affecting adoption of PFTs in the Italian farms.

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  • Vecchio, Yari & De Rosa, Marcello & Adinolfi, Felice & Bartoli, Luca & Masi, Margherita, 2020. "Adoption of precision farming tools: A context-related analysis," Land Use Policy, Elsevier, vol. 94(C).
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:lauspo:v:94:y:2020:i:c:s0264837719313511
    DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.104481

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