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SIP 1

SIP Leader: Marianna Gkavrou (NP)

Sector: Organic avocado / fruit

Countries Involved: Greece

Partners involved:

NP: SIP leader, ADS provider

GAIA: Farmers

Farmers involved: AgriCoop of Organic Producers

of Chania (3rd party) – 7 farmers + advisor

The necessity for sustainability

Organic avocado farming faces sustainability challenges stemming from its substantial expenses and increased demand for irrigation. To promote cost-effectiveness and reduce its environmental impact, a key focus should be on lowering inputs, notably water usage. This is particularly crucial for smaller farms that operate on fragmented land parcels and have limited financial resources.

How will SIP1 address the challenge?

By leveraging the Farmtopia software modules to enhance the gaiasense Smart Farming solution, SIP1 will offer low-cost, high-quality advice on irrigation and fertilisation. This will be achieved through the establishment of a regional-wide infrastructure of IoT weather stations to achieve economies of scale and by combining multiple data types of different spatial and temporal analysis to increase accuracy. Furthermore, the controlled exchange of sensor recordings, farm advice and regional data (benchmarking) among the AgriCoop members will further support their actions in the field.

The business and governance model to be followed by SIP1, aims for partnerships with farmer cooperatives and well-connected local agronomists and food companies to gain a) local agronomic support and b) access to large numbers of farmers, achieving economies of scale. This allows NP, the Smart Farming services provider, to cover the infrastructure cost on its own and offer the service to farmers as a low-cost annual subscription.

The measurable results expected from SIP1 are a 15% reduction in water consumption, a 10% reduction in fertiliser use and a 10% reduction in production costs.

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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:

Prof dr Mladen Radisic
CEO
Foodscale Hub
foodscalehub.com

Narodnog fronta 73,
Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

mladen@foodscalehub.com

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