Farmers are often gifted technical innovators. The technology they develop is very useful because it uses low-cost resources available on local farms. However, knowledge of these innovations is often restricted to a small area.
Although many valuable items of technology have been developed by research institutions, they are often too expensive for small-scale farmers to be able to adopt them. We feel that labor-saving farming methods based on low-cost inputs which are locally available are often more suitable for small farms than the technology developed on research stations, and can make an important contribution to the sustainability of small farms in the region.
Innovative livestock technologies include a wide variety of machines, farm management systems
and other devices used for livestock farming. They range from advanced feeding systems to
cleaning and milking robots. Technologies like these are available and beneficial for all types and
sizes of farms. In the last years these technologies have progressed rapidly and now have proven
benefits for the environment, animal welfare and farmers’ competitiveness
We Advocate for the use of Sensor Technologies in Livestock