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Flexible and PrecIse IrriGation PlAtform to Improve FaRm Scale Water PrOductivity

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311903

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 036 698,20

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 987

Coordinated by:

NETAFIM LTD

Israel

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.

Coordinator

NETAFIM LTD

Address

Derech Hashalom 10
67892 Tel-Aviv

Israel

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 705 988

Administrative Contact

Lior Doron (Mr.)

Participants (17)

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 787 802

HYDROLOGIC RESEARCH BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 399 050

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 400 262

C-TECH INNOVATION LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 547 258

EDEN IRRIGATION CONSULTANCY LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 76 203,60

HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 305 840

THOMSEN ANTON GAARDE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 219 600

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 197 956

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 254 400

CONSORZIO DI BONIFICA DI SECONDO GRADO PER IL CANALE EMILIANO ROMAGNOLO CANALE GIANDOTTI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 405 890

TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 263 999

DIMOKRITIO PANEPISTIMIO THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 211 201,60

PERIFEREIAKI ENOSI DIMON ANATOLIKIS MAKEDONIAS THRAKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 145 200

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 374 400

THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 211 700

AGORA P.S.V.D.

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 326 996,80

OREV APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 166 240

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 311903

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 036 698,20

  • EU contribution

    € 5 999 987

Coordinated by:

NETAFIM LTD

Israel

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