Welcome to ICT-AGRI

The overall goal of ICT-AGRI is to strengthen the European research within the area of precision farming and to develop a common European research agenda concerning ICT and robotics in agriculture. ICT-AGRI develops international research calls to pool fragmented human and financial resources over the boundaries of the participating countries, in order to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of Europe’s research efforts. More info can be found here.

ICT-AGRI Conference on ICT and Robotics for a Sustainable Agriculture

We are proud to have run an exciting program for the conference. The presentations can be viewed from links inserted into the program. Many thanks to all contributing organisations:

Danish Council for Agriculture and Food - European Space Agency - EIT Food / Siemens - GODAN - Manufuture EIP / JohnDeere - DG Research and Innovation - EIP-AGRI Service Point - DG Connect - DG Agriculture and Rural Development - Agrosap - Agrivi - Neuropublic - Robotic Solutions - Macklean - Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock - Teagasc - Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía - Innovation Fond Denmark - ICT-AGRI projects - ICT-AGRI ERA-NET 

Actual and future challenges in ICT for agriculture and food systems

Open questionnaire

This questionnaire aims to define the actual and future (i.e. in the next 10 years) challenges that the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT; such as precision farming, digitalisation) will encounter in order to be used in the European agriculture and food systems. The results of this questionnaire will be used to advise the orientation of EU research and projects, as well as their priority (i.e. being part of ICT-AGRI SRIA).

FAO and eAgriculture call for good and promising practices in Europe and Central Asia

The call aims at collecting lessons learned and recommendations of Information and Communication Technologies for agriculture initiatives and sharing them among the members and followers of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice and beyond. The selected practices will be disseminated on the e-Agriculture platform and social media and will be part of an online FAO publication on good practices on the use of ICTs for Agriculture in Europe and Central Asia.

Virtual training in Smart Farming technologies - Kick-off for EU-project "GATES"

ATHENS. The Agricultural University of Athens, Smart AKIS Coordinator, hosted on January 18th the kick-off meeting of “GATES - Applying GAming TEchnologies for training professionals in Smart Farming” project, funded by Horizon 2020.

GATES will develop a serious game-based training platform, in order to train professionals across the agricultural value chain on the use of Smart Farming Technologies (SFT), thus allowing deploying its full economic and environmental potential in European agriculture.

Internet of Food & Farm 2020 started on 1st of January

BRUSSELS. A consortium of 71 partners, led by Wageningen UR and other core partners of previous key projects will extend and leverage the agricultural ecosystem and architecture that was already established in earlier projects. The IoF2020 project is dedicated to accelerate adoption of "Internet of Things" (IoT) for securing sufficient, safe and healthy food to strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe. The big project is meant to consolidate Europe’s leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering a symbiotic ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes.

It pays to pay!

Levitating frog in a strong magnetic field

Why researchers that pay to get published are NOT mad.

Researchers are an odd race. Like journalists, they write articles. Their articles might have less sexy topics than those of journalists (see framed text for a great example), but nonetheless they are well-written pieces of text, backed up by excellent graphs of their painstakingly collected data. But unlike journalists, researchers don’t get paid for writing them. They usually write their articles for free. Moreover, in recent times, some researchers actually started paying their publishers to get their articles published! And they’ve got good reasons to do so. It really pays to pay!

Mapping of projects within ICT and robotics for agriculture

ICT-AGRI is collecting data about recent and ongoing projects within ICT and automation for a sustainable agriculture. The mapped projects can be search in sevaral ways. Website users can bookmark interesting projects for later review, and web site users can contact projects by a form which sends a mail to the project contact person, who then can decide to reply or ignore.