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Integration of Farm Management Information Systems to support real-time management decisions and compliance of management standards

Integration of Farm Management Information Systems to support real-time management decisions and compliance of management standards

Objective

In the future European farmers will have to effectively manage information on and off their farms to improve economic viability and to reduce environmental impact. All three levels, in which agricultural activities need to be harmonized with economical and environmental constraints, require integrated ICT adoption: (i) improvement of farm efficiency; (ii) integration of public goods provided by farming into management strategies; (iii) relating to the environmental and cultural diversity of Europe’s agriculture by addressing the region-farm interaction. In addition, the communication between agriculture and other sectors needs improvement. Crop products for the value added chains must show their provenance through a transparent and certified management strategy and farmers receiving subsidies are requested to respect the environment through compliance of standards. To this end, an integration of information systems is needed to advise managers of formal instructions, recommended guidelines and implications resulting from different scenarios at the point of decision making during the crop cycle. This will help directly with making better decisions as the manager will be helped to be compliant at the point and time of decision making. In FUTUREFARM the appropriate tools and technologies will be conceptually designed, prototypes developed and evaluated under practical conditions. Precision Farming as well as robotics are very data intensive and provide a wealth of information that helps to improve crop management and documentation. Based on these technologies a new Farm Information Management Systems (FMIS) will be developed. As most relevant farm data will be readily available in the proposed information system, or may be automatically integrated using standardised services and documentation in the form of instructions to operators, the certification of crop production process and cross compliance of standards can be generated more easily than with present systems.
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KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

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Technologiko Parko A Vipe
38500 Volos

Greece

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 688 339

Administrative Contact

Elias Houstis (Prof.)

Participants (14)

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AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 277 120

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 269 280

UNIVERSITAET ROSTOCK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 266 381

LEIBNIZ-ZENTRUM FUER AGRARLANDSCHAFTSFORSCHUNG (ZALF) e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 574 600

WIRELESSINFO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 138 600

MAA JA ELINTARVIKETALOUDEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 107 700

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA BASILICATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 51 600

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 103 173

CLAAS AGROSYSTEMS GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 49 123

PROGIS SOFTWARE GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 142 335

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 74 100

UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 91 680

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 129 578

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212117

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 825 846,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 993 609

Coordinated by:

KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS

Greece