About the Farm Digital Program

Entrepreneurs active in the agricultural sector spend more and more of their time registering and publishing all kinds of data, as the government, certification bodies, banks, clients, the retail sector and consumers all want to have more insight into how safe and sustainable their food is.

The majority of this agriculture-related data is still paper-based, spread over different systems and difficult to exchange between the people who want to access it. This is why digitising agricultural business data is an important item on the agenda. With FarmDigital, we can respond to these developments.

FarmDigital is an action research programme which is currently working towards a situation in which data only needs to be entered once and can be shared easily. It aims to achieve this goal by standardising data and developing and implementing an independent, digital platform for people to use. 

Connection with the sector

Farm Digital is a public-private cooperation within the Dutch top sector policy. The Netherlands' top sectors of Horticulture & Propagation Materials and AgriFood are striving to create sustainable and transparent agricultural supply chains in order to guarantee food security and sustainability. Farm Digital is making its contribution to this cause by developing and marketing an online infrastructure that will enable users to freely exchange information about certification data. Standardisation authorities, certification bodies, business communities and scientific groups all work together within Farm Digital under the direction of LEI Wageningen UR.
The programme develops standards for exchanging certification data, sets up a proof of concept in AgriPlace and maps out the business models that can form the basis of these. 


More information about the project? Contact:

K. van Luijk
0031 79 368 11 85