Building an Interoperable, Data-Driven, Innovative and Sustainable European Agri-Food Sector

Acronym: Demeter 

Start date: 01/09/2019 End date: 28/02/2023

Budget: € 17.538.849,97 

Funding source: ECSEL Joint Undertaking, Grant Agreement N° 783221

Project objectives: Smart farming via GPS, soil scanning, data management, and IoT technologies could help attain the EU goal of ameliorating the quantity and quality of farming production. The EU-funded DEMETER is a large-scale project deployed in 18 countries, 15 of which are EU member states. The project will analyse data obtained from a wide range of actors (production sectors and systems) to provide an integrated interoperable data model enabling optimal resource management in the European agri-food sector

Key technology involved: Cloud services, GIS and GIS-enabled DB, IoT, containerization with Docker, Blockchain, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, distributed platforms

Ro Technology output/expected output: A milk traceability system in Pilot 4.2 including data elaboration and encryption components, and a dedicated dashboard for the consumer in order to visualize the milk supply-chain in an user-friendly environment

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Lead partner: Waterford Institute of Technology –

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