ICT-AGRI-FOOD is an ERA-NET Co-fund that wants to underpin the transition towards more sustainable and resilient agri-food systems with digital technology. Data from the entire food chain is used for this purpose. All stakeholders benefit, but ultimately it is the consumer who will be able to make smarter, healthier and more appropriate choices based on information about environmental impact, origin, nutritional value, safety and integrity.

Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector 

Wartehalle, Berlin

25 January 2023

ESA with the support of DLR and BLE - the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food, is pleased to invite you to this event which will bring together private and public representatives of the space and  agri-food sector. The event aims to achieve common understanding of key challenges and to instigate dialogue among stakeholders in order to draw up a shared roadmap. 

The event will feature panel discussions and talks highlighting experiences and success stories from existing initiatives within ESA, BLE and DLR. The presentations will showcase how the use of terrestrial technologies, space data and space connectivity can deliver knowledge and enable sustainable services to support the green transition and ensure food security.

More information: https://business.esa.int/news/space-solutions-for-sustainable-agriculture

The conference will be streamed on the ICT-AGRI-FOOD youtube channel!

STRATEGIC RESEARCH AND INNOVATION AGENDA (SRIA)

The SRIA reviews the main current and future challenges for sustainable agriculture and agri-food systems as well as the key goals and it describes the state of the ICT and robotics art and trends as well as the current and future challenges of ICT and robotics adoption in agri-food systems.

CALLS

ICT-AGRI-FOOD will focus particularly on data capture, data sharing, transmission, and analysis; decision support and automation over the entire food system from soil to Fork. Secondly, ICT-AGRI-FOOD will organise additional joint activities involving strategic actions for intensifying European and international coordination of “ICT-enabled agri-food systems” as well as one to three additional funding call(s) without EU co-funding.

KNOWLEDGE INCUBATOR

Interaction and collaboration between nationally-funded projects and transnational projects through the Knowledge Incubator events will increase the opportunities for coordination of research and ensuring best use of resources.

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Space Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture

Where space data, connectivity and new technologies connect with the agri-food sector 

Wartehalle, Berlin

ICT-AGRI-FOOD call "More transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT-technologies”

The ERA-NET ICT-AGRI-FOOD 2022 Joint Call for research proposals was closed on 26 September 2022. A total number of 17 proposals has been submitted.

The submitted full-proposals have focused on the following three thematic areas:

2022 JOINT CALL

ICT-AGRI-FOOD’s 2022 Joint Call !

More transparent agri-food systems for consumers and other stakeholders along the food value chain based on ICT technologies

 

EFFoST Seminar Series:

Sustainable Food Systems: Connecting Expertise in Academia and Industry

The objective of the ICT-AGRI-FOOD project is to contribute to accelerate the development and uptake of digitisation in the agri-food sector by providing products and services, leading to jobs and sustainable production methods. The project’s strategy rests upon the following principles:

- Take advantage of the complementary capacities and skills of all ICT-AGRI-FOOD Consortium members, building on their experience in previous ERA-NETs, in particular ICT-AGRI 1&2, JPI FACCE and agrifood related research projects and the related management experience;

- Use the flexibility of the ERA-NET Cofund instrument, particularly in the Additional Activities. The five-year duration of this initiative will require fine-tuning of the ICT-AGRI-FOOD activities during its life-cycle due to the rapid innovations and changing priorities of the sector.

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