EU AGRICULTURAL DIGITALIZATION DECALOGUE
The aim of the article is to summarize the ideological foundations and to characterize the current stage of agricultural digitalization in the EU. The author identifies the framework documents and areas of discussion on the development of the digital strategy of the European Union in the agricultural sector. Taking into account the successful practice and opinions of the competent centers, an idea was formed about the principles and ten areas that are covered by supranational assistance, which form a kind of Decalogue of agricultural digitalization. The author notes that the regulation of digital transformation in agriculture is due not so much to the need to increase the economic efficiency of business processes, but rather to the intention to facilitate the control of their compliance with the criteria of climate neutrality and inclusiveness. The digitalization strategy of the Common agricultural policy (CAP) brings its goals closer to those of sustainable development. The ongoing crisis in Europe and the world caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic gives the European Commission a formal reason to step up digital transformation in agriculture. Relying on legal and investment-based regulatory tools, it uses tactics to force progress in the name of improving the sustainability of agriculture in the face of probable shocks.