Smart Farming


Smart Farming - German-Japanese Online Workshop

Autonomous tractors, field robots that fertilise and harvest, and remote-controlled drones that plant and distribute selective pesticides - digitalisation has long since found its way into agricultural technology. The high-tech nations Germany and Japan are testing possible applications in ground-breaking demonstration projects and on various experimental fields. Interdisciplinary knowledge and competences are in high demand across national borders. Consequently, the G20 agriculture ministers have identified the digitalisation in agriculture as a central topic in international cooperation.
Cooperation in the field of smart farming and digitalisation in agriculture between both countries provides an interesting potential for mutual learning, R&D projects, regional cooperation as well as business opportunities.

In a bilateral online workshop, German and Japanese experts from science, industry and politics exchanged views on the respective potentials of digitalisation in agriculture, current strategies and innovations.
Stakeholders of the "Agro-Nordwest" experimental field in Lower Saxony gave an insight into ongoing projects. The Federal State of Lower Saxony hosts Germany's largest agricultural technology cluster, which includes the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and the University of Osnabrück, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), as well as global players such as Claas, Amazone or Krone and numerous specialised, innovative medium-sized companies.


Date: Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Time: 9:00 – 12:30 MEZ / 16:00 – 19:30 JST (online)

Language: German/ Japanese with simultaneous translation

Organizer: Lower Saxony Ministry of Economics, Labor, Transport and Digitalization

Organiztion: ECOS

Cooperation partner:

  • Agrotech Valley Forum e.V.
  • Osnabrück University of Applied Science

Support: JETRO Japan External Trade Organisation