Brussels, 9th June 2010
Working Group on Agricultural Engineering Technology
Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU, Rue Belliard 60-62, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
For many reasons, the AET community has to make clear that agricultural technology is production technology. Manufacturing takes place on the fields, in greenhouses or in livestock units.
The challenge is to explain that agricultural manufacturing has to take place in a highly automated industrial-like way and that this is the pre-condition for highest efficiency and sustainability of agricultural production contributing to the development social base conditions in rural areas and thus giving a highly beneficial impact for the European society in total.
This is a fundamental change of paradigms which we have to mediate outside our agricultural engineering community.