Digital agriculture is generally depicted as a new technological frontier allowing both the efficiency and sustainability of the agri-food sector to be increased through the introduction of innovative “green” and cost-effective solutions. However, there is still little empirical evidence on the wider environmental and socio-econom-ic implications of ongoing agricultural digitalisation processes. The paper makes the point that the digitalisation of agriculture is a political and ecological process repre-senting an important element of the uneven and combined patterns of the capitalist development of agriculture. At the same time, the practices that inform agricultural digitalisation are shaped by social, economic and environmental factors that change according to the context. Starting from these premises, the authors propose a critical framework for equipping empirical research on digital agriculture with a more com-prehensive understanding of local contexts, while also retaining a wider political econ-omy perspective inspired by the concept of “just transition”.

(2023). Agricultural digitalisation and just transition: a framework for the analysis [journal article - articolo]. In RIVISTA DI ECONOMIA AGRARIA. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/265591

Agricultural digitalisation and just transition: a framework for the analysis

Fama, Marco
2023-01-01

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Digital agriculture is generally depicted as a new technological frontier allowing both the efficiency and sustainability of the agri-food sector to be increased through the introduction of innovative “green” and cost-effective solutions. However, there is still little empirical evidence on the wider environmental and socio-econom-ic implications of ongoing agricultural digitalisation processes. The paper makes the point that the digitalisation of agriculture is a political and ecological process repre-senting an important element of the uneven and combined patterns of the capitalist development of agriculture. At the same time, the practices that inform agricultural digitalisation are shaped by social, economic and environmental factors that change according to the context. Starting from these premises, the authors propose a critical framework for equipping empirical research on digital agriculture with a more com-prehensive understanding of local contexts, while also retaining a wider political econ-omy perspective inspired by the concept of “just transition”.
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Benegiamo, Maura; Corrado, Alessandra; Fama, Marco
(2023). Agricultural digitalisation and just transition: a framework for the analysis [journal article - articolo]. In RIVISTA DI ECONOMIA AGRARIA. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10446/265591
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