The NFF has released the first iteration of the Australian Farm Data Code, in a move designed to help farmers embrace new technologies while maintaining confidence in how their data is used.
The landmark Code is the result of a collaborative effort led by the NFF, bringing together agricultural technology providers, researchers, industry experts and farmers.
Chair of the NFF’s Farm Data Working Group, Ms Andrea Koch, said the Code fills a clear gap in the sector’s data governance arrangements.
Precision 2 Decision project completed in 2017 identified trust as a key
barrier to technology adoption in the farm sector,” Ms Koch said.
“Farmers want to know how the data collected by machinery, satellites and sensors is being used, and who it’s being shared with. They also need to have some control in that process.”