” We cannot depend on American satellites and of server located who knows where on the planet, Europe must equip itself with a sovereign system “, argues Henri Biès-Péré, second vice president of the FNSEA interviewed this week in the Economic Intelligence program on France 24 on the subject of agricultural data.
With the expansion ofon-board electronics on the tractorsbut also on cow collar for example, farms generate thousands or even hundreds of thousands of data points per day, recalls the agricultural representative. Data on weather reportThey seedThey collecteddeliveries, Food for animals collected by algorithms and whose use farmers do not always control.
French harvest data stored on US servers
” You don’t always know who is behind the servers. Where are the data collected from milk robots For instance ? We know that crop data collected by American-made equipment goes to servers in the United States, and therefore statisticians in the United States know in real time what grain was harvested, what volume, over what period. And they can possibly prepare the markets and position themselves on the futures marketscan go very very far “, explains Henri Biès-Péré.
15 companies labeled Data-Agri
To remedy this situation, they launched the FNSEA and Jeunes Agriculteurs Data-Agri, a label promoting good practice in the controlled use of farmer data. This charter on the use of agricultural data sets out thirteen principles, including: identified and transparent conservation of agricultural data (states that “ the farmer must be informed in advance of how and where his raw and primary agricultural data collected by the data collector will be stored ”) and a transparent purpose (“ the data collector must clearly communicate to the agricultural operator the agricultural data that will be collected, processed, made accessible to third parties and the purpose of the collection or processing of such data “).
We want to bring the label to EU level
Currently ” 15 companies are labeled Data-Agri “, emphasizes the vice president of the FNSEA. Among them: Companion (BASF application), Ekylibre, Elzeard, Farm leap, Le Cube, Gari (Groupama application), My Easy Farm or Quanturi (according to the data-agri.fr site).
“ These are mainly French companies, we want to bring the label to the European Union level via the cup “, confides Henri Biès-Péré on France 24.
The rule Digital Services Actled by European Commissioner Thierry Breton, and published on 27 October, goes in the direction of this fight by trying to restore a form of “digital sovereignty” in Europe.