Ministry conference explores IT
By FWi staff
E-COMMERCE and farming will be under discussion at a special Ministry of Agriculture conference on Tuesday (16 January).
Delegates will explore what the ministry can do to make the most of information technology.
A recent ministry report showed that between half and two-thirds of farmers already have computers.
Junior Agriculture minister Joyce Quin told the BBC Radio 4 Farming Today programme that IT was a vital part of the future for farming.
She saw opportunities in ebusiness and in MAFF plans to shift subsidy claims to the Internet.
- Hardware to stop wiring-up of farmers?, FWi, 28 November, 2000
- MAFF: Get online or miss out, FWi, 28 July, 2000
- Minister defends MAFF job losses, FWi, 25 July, 2000
- Unclear future for six MAFF offices, FWi, 24 July, 2000