Vol. 12 No. 1-2 (2018)
Articles

Assessing Readiness Levels of Production Technologies for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Published May 2, 2018
Mariusz Maciejczak
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Janis Faltmann
University of Hohenheim
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Maciejczak, M. ., & Faltmann, J. . (2018). Assessing Readiness Levels of Production Technologies for Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 12(1-2), 47-52. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2018/1-2/7

The modern agricultural production is facing the problem of a growing society connected with the growing asking for food as well as different environmental threats. To solve this issue, agricultural production should be more sustainable and efficient which can be reached by using new technologies. In the paper the most important technologies, which were evaluated by different research methods to find how and when they could be used for a sustainable intensification of agriculture were highlighted by applying technology and market readiness models. By asking professionals from different fields of agriculture in practice as well as academia it was found that technologies that collect or utilize advanced data (sensors, drones) used for knowledge based management are more applicable for use, contrary to nanotechnologies where the costs of development and applications limits the readiness.

JEL Classification: Q16