Celebrating International Fruit Day with Farmtopia

International Fruit Day

Happy International Fruit Day from Farmtopia!

Today, we celebrate the vibrant diversity and deliciousness of fruits that nourish us and bring communities together.

The Origin and Celebration of International Fruit Day

The idea for International Fruit Day originated from former social work students at the University of Applied Science Alice Salomon in Berlin in April 2007. It began with the simple concept of sharing a meal to foster community. The inaugural celebration took place at Berlin’s Wall Park on July 1, 2007, and has since grown into a global event where people worldwide share their favorite fruits, vote for the Fruit of the Year, and celebrate with an annual theme.

Why Celebrate Fruits?

Fruits are a cornerstone of a healthy diet, providing essential vitamins, minerals, and fibre. They are also a vital part of our global food culture, enjoyed in countless ways across different cuisines. On International Fruit Day, we celebrate not just the fruits themselves but the farmers and agricultural innovations that bring them to our tables.

Farmtopias Sustainable Innovation Pilot 

In celebration of Fruit Day, we’re excited to introduce avocado farming initiatives at Farmtopia. Organic avocado farming faces sustainability challenges due to high costs and heightened irrigation demands amid rising food needs. To enhance sustainability and cost-efficiency, our focus is on reducing inputs, particularly water usage. This is especially critical for smaller farms with fragmented land and limited financial means.

How is SIP1 helping?

With the technological framework in place and the challenges identified, NEUROPUBLIC SA and GAIA EPICHEIREIN are leading the way with Sustainable Innovation Pilot 1 (SIP 1). This initiative aims to harness digital technologies to improve the sustainability and efficiency of organic avocado farming. By combining Farmtopia’s software modules with the gaiasense Smart Farming solution, farmers will receive affordable, top-tier guidance on irrigation and fertilisation. This empowerment enables them to optimize resource allocation and enhance crop yields effectively.
SIP1 is implementing a strategy that includes setting up a comprehensive network of IoT weather stations across seven distinct parcels. This approach involves integrating various types of data for detailed spatial and temporal analysis, providing farmers with accurate insights to support informed decision-making. Furthermore, SIP1 will foster the controlled sharing of sensor data, agricultural advice, and regional information among farmer cooperatives, influential local agronomists, and food companies.

Celebrate International Fruit Day with us by learning more about SIP1 and how it supports sustainable avocado farming: https://farmtopia.eu/sip-1/

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Project Coordination:

Mr Dionisis Solomos

NEUROPUBLIC AE PLIROFORIKIS
& EPIKOINONION

Methonis 6 Kai
Spiliotopoulou 18545,
PEIRAIAS, Greece

d_solomos@neuropublic.gr

Project Communication:

Dušan Pevac

Foodscale Hub
foodscalehub.com

Narodnog fronta 73,
Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

dusan@foodscalehub.com

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