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Collective Awareness PlatformS for Environmentally-sound Land management based on data technoLogies and Agrobiodiversity

Objective

A major sustainability challenge for the European society is moving beyond conventional, industrialised food production and agricultural systems, characterised by a high use of external inputs. Mainstream conventional food production systems are posing a serious threat to the environment and to biodiversity and are becoming increasingly unsustainable due to unacceptable levels of food waste in industrialized countries and to shrinking farmers’ incomes. Alternative systems with reduced use of external inputs have to be promoted , based on i) an optimised use of agricultural biodiversity (hereafter ‘agrobiodiversity’), ecological processes and natural resources and on ii) improved food systems based e.g. on short supply chain quality food, where consumers play an active role in driving produce demand and consequently offer.
CAPSELLA will address this challenge in two ways: (a) raising awareness on these issues especially within and among local communities (smallholders agriculture, biodiversity, food quality) but also within the broader European public, and (b) offering innovative ICT solutions that will address needs and requirements coming from the communities. To achieve this we will use a combination of participatory bottom up data collection and top down data integration to develop solutions for two domains: agrobiodiversity and local food knowledge. The project aims to (a) build from scratch open data repositories concerning regional agrobiodiversity, and (b) to build upon and enhance existing data sets on the agrobiodiversity and food domains. Based on these, the project will develop a number of community-driven data powered ICT solutions, which will be tested by the communities engaged in the project and will result in a number of pilots. Finally, our project will have a strong societal and business sustainability focus by also including incubation activities for selected pilots.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data processing
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/environmental biotechnology/bioremediation/compost
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ATHINA-EREVNITIKO KENTRO KAINOTOMIAS STIS TECHNOLOGIES TIS PLIROFORIAS, TON EPIKOINONION KAI TIS GNOSIS
Address
Artemidos 6 Kai Epidavrou
151 25 Maroussi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 525 275

Participants (7)

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 263 125
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTON UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 184 850
Address
Aston Triangle
B4 7ET Birmingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGRO-KNOW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 422 500
Address
Kapeldreef 60
3001 Heverlee Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RETE SEMI RURALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 750
Address
Via Di Casignano 25
50018 Scandicci Fi
Activity type
Other
Zephyr srl
Italy
EU contribution
€ 144 750
Address
Via Carlo Cattaneo 106
56125 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
We Deliver Taste s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 218 125
Address
Moldavská 11
10100 Praha 10
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ZUIDELIJKE LAND- EN TUINBOUWORGANISATIE VERENIGING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 159 375
Address
Onderwijsboulevard 225
5223 DE S Hertogenbosch
Activity type
Other