Small Farms: Big Impact
The coordination team of the project from NEUROPUBLIC AE PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKOINONION, explained that Farmtopia envisioned impact includes providing access to validated ADSs to over 64,000 small farms.
“The project will facilitate the co-creation of Agriculture Digital Solutions (ADSs) to ensure they will solve real problems, fit the needs of small farms, and be cost-effective. Thus, we will set up 18 Sustainable Innovation Pilots (SIPs). Out of these, 9 pilots have been pre-selected, while the remaining 9 will be granted through an Open Call process. These SIPs primarily focus on crops and livestock, addressing the underdeveloped and insufficient existing Agricultural Digital Solutions (ADSs) while also spotlighting regionally important crops. The ADSs will be validated in various countries across Europe.”
Dionisis Solomos and Nikolaos Marianos
NEUROPUBLIC AE PLIROFORIKIS & EPIKOINONION
Farmtopia’s Open Call for Innovation
EU Project Cultivating Community
Farmtopia’s collaborative approach will bring together a diverse spectrum of stakeholders spanning the entire agricultural value chain, including farmers, ADS providers, farm advisors, scientists, policy makers, AKIS (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems) actors, and other key stakeholders who will collectively contribute to its mission.
The Farmtopia project has received funding by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme. All the information is available on the project’s website, as well as Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube.
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