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Bill institutes National Precision Farming Incentive Policy

The proposal should primarily address family farming and rural family businesses.

Bill 149/19 establishes the National Precision Farming Incentive Policy, with the objective of increasing the use of this type of management in the country. Precision agriculture uses technologies (such as GPS, remote sensing and software) to gather information over the acreage.

The proposal was tabled by Mr Heitor Schuch (PSB-RS). For him, Brazil, which has a strongly agricultural economy, will benefit from the spread of this type of management. “This makes it possible to apply resources and inputs more accurately, reducing waste, increasing productivity and hence profitability,” he said.

Priorities

According to the project, the National Precision Farming Incentive Policy should primarily address family farming and rural family businesses. The purpose is to guarantee the food security of the country and make it possible for the farmer to remain in rural areas.

National policy guidelines are: support for agronomic innovation, covering all production scales and their impacts; technological development and its diffusion among small and medium producers; the expansion of the research, development and innovation network (IDP) of the agricultural sector, among others. The proposal emphasizes the use of precision agriculture as a way to reduce the environmental impact of agricultural activity.

The project also foresees partnerships with public and private entities as one of the priorities of the incentive policy for precision agriculture.

Procedure

Bill 149/19 will be considered conclusively by the Agriculture, Livestock, Supply and Rural Development committees; and Constitution and Justice and Citizenship.

Read the full PL-149/2019.

Source: [Drone Show]

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