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Smart, digitalized components and systems for data-based Agriculture and Forestry

Project description

Creating agricultural innovation

Food security has become an increasing concern due to a mixed bag of factors that include climate change, fragile supply chains and agricultural activity. In fact, the increase in agricultural production to nourish a growing global population has highlighted the need for innovative solutions. With this in mind, the EU-funded AGRARSENSE project will combine the efforts of large enterprises, SMEs and research and technology organisations. To do this, they will develop several technologies like automated agricultural tools and improved sensor technology that will help improve efficiency and protect value chains.


Food security is a global challenge and is impacted by, rapidly compounding effects including climate change, supply chains, human labour shortages, driving the need for traceability, and technological innovation and automation to name a few. The latest important price increases of agricultural row products show the limitations of the available resources.

Through this Joint Undertaking, the AGRARSENSE consortium of 57 partners (including 4 affiliates) plan to take agricultural technology and productivity to the next level, beyond the State-of-the-Art, by combining some of the most advanced organisational capabilities from across European industrial 16 Large Enterprises, 25 SMEs and 16 Research & Technology Organisations (RTOs), from 15 countries.

The development of the most advanced sensory and autonomous agricultural capabilities requires a sophisticated governance structure, ensuring that all partners are aligned across Use Cases and Work Package deliveries. The AGRARSENSE consortium has one of the world’s leaders in Forestry automation, Komatsu, as Project Coordinator. The AGRARSENSE project goal of creating a holistic ecosystem of sensory and automated capabilities will further extend Europe’s lead in optimizing and securing agricultural value chains.

To drive such an ambitious impact agenda, we have selected seven Use Cases which will, collectively, contribute to solving the challenges outlined. These Use Cases are Greenhouses (UC1), Vertical Farming (UC2), Precision Viticulture (UC3), Agri robotics (UC4), Autoforest (UC5), Organic Soils & Fertilizers (UC6) and Water (UC7). These Use Cases are fused together by the most advanced hardware, software and system integration technologies, which will drive new solutions for partners and the collective AGRARSENSE impacts at scale.


Net EU contribution
€ 572 533,25
PO BOX 7124
907 04 UMEA

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 2 862 666,25

Participants (46)

Partners (6)