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Flexible and PrecIse IrriGation PlAtform to Improve FaRm Scale Water PrOductivity

Objective

The objective of the FIGARO project is to significantly reduce the use of fresh water on farm level through developing a cost-effective, precision irrigation management platform. The platform will be structured for data acquisition from monitoring devices and forecasting tools, data interpretation, system control, and evaluation mechanisms enabling full decision support for end users at farm scale. These tools will be integrated with multiple state-of-the-art irrigation technologies and strategies as well as newly adapted devices leading to further increased water productivity. The flexibility, cost-effectiveness, ease of use, minimal maintenance of the system and often, increases in crop yield, will boost its acceptance and up-take by the end-users (the farmers, extension workers). In addition, as added value the system will enable reduction of fertilizer use, further supporting sustainable use of natural resources and adaptation of agricultural practice to climate change. To achieve this, the FIGARO project will develop a holistic and structured precision irrigation platform which will offer farmers flexible, crop-tailored irrigation scheduling protocols for their specific fields taking into account spatial variability management.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

NETAFIM LTD
Address
Derech Hashalom 10
67892 Tel-aviv
Israel

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lior Doron (Mr.)
EU contribution
€ 705 988

Participants (17)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 787 802
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Britta Breinbjerg Andersen (Ms.)
WATER PLATFORM COMPANY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 399 050
Address
Westvest 41
2611 AZ Delft

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carolien Van De Graaff (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 400 262
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3a
46022 Valencia

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Perez Garcia (Mr.)
C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 547 258
Address
Capenhurst Technology Park
CH1 6EH Chester

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrew Rowley (Dr.)
EDEN IRRIGATION CONSULTANCY LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 76 203,60
Address
School Lane 149
L39 7JF Downholland Ormskirk

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julian Gruzelier (Mr.)
HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 305 840
Address
Rua Rui Teles Palhinha, 8, 3d
2740-278 Porto Salvo

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Adélio Silva (Dr.)
THOMSEN ANTON GAARDE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 219 600
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anton G. Thomsen (Mr.)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 197 956
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Cristina Oliveira Malhoa (Dr.)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 254 400
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Torresan (Dr.)
CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 405 890
Address
Via Ernesto Masi 8
40137 Bologna

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claudia Zucchini (Dr.)
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 263 999
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jack Lavan (Mr.)
DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 211 201,60
Address
Panepistimioupoli Rectorate Building
691 00 Komotini

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgios Sylaios (Prof.)
PERIFEREIAKI ENOSI DIMON ANATOLIKIS MAKEDONIAS THRAKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 145 200
Address
Odos Kyriakidi 17
69100 Komotini

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Menelaos Hatziapostolidis (Mr.)
UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 400
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Coby Van Houten-Vos (Ms.)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 700
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bart Van Ommen (Mr.)
AGORA P.S.V.D.
Israel
EU contribution
€ 326 996,80
Address
Hamapiliemstreet 17/3
92545 Jerusalem

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Van Dam (Mr.)
OREV APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 166 240
Address
Vestre Kongevej 7
8260 Viby J

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Raz Chen (Mr.)