For decades, the issue of implementing protective policies regarding a country's production has been a thorn in the agenda of those who wish for free markets. Means of protectionism in the past have been tariffs on imported goods, restrictive quotas, administrative barriers and export subsidies, all of which have been applied in order to enhance or retain the national or regional competitive advantage.

In the case of EU, common market has abolished all of the classic protectionism measures in...

Smart-farming is a concept to cultivate crops with the combination of the latest technology and data analysis thus farmers can get more yields than conventional farming method. Why is it matter? Because the human population is increasing exponentially (1). On the other hand, the arable land on the EU (2) and some countries (3) in the world is decreasing, and also the world fresh water resource is also declining (4). It can lead to food scarcity. Therefore, farmers should start to embrace smart-f...