Latvian Rural Training and Advisory Centre
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The impact of changing meteorological conditions and other factors on the development of harmful organisms (pests, weeds and fungal diseases) is becoming increasingly difficult to manage for farmers. It is difficult for small and medium-sized farms to adapt to climate change, which makes it difficult to reduce fertilizers and pesticides.
This challenge has already been worked on in the E³UDRES² Hackathon 2021 and is open for further development.
Challenge questions from the E³UDRES² Hackathon 2021:
· How can farmers reduce pesticides and mineral fertilizers to make their products greener?
· How can greenhouse gas emissions from production be reduced?
· How can soil and water be conserved in farming?
· How to reduce the number of employees on the farm to prevent farmers from becoming dependent on changes in the workforce?
· How to make an offer according to consumers' purchasing power?
· Could new technologies provide solutions? (like robotics, satellite monitoring, sensors, etc.)
· Note: This challenge can be addressed by choosing to focus on either arable crops (wheat, legumes, oats, potatoes) or vegetables.