ICT TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
Protecting the health of humans, animals and plants at every stage of the food production process is a key public health and economic priority for the EU. Smart digital technology can help safeguard health along the whole agro-food chain.
Our aim is, to foster, verifiably and perceptibly, the use of smart digital technology to make European food systems more sustainable, resilient and secure by the insertion of digital technology into the agri-food sector.
The ICT-AGRI-FOOD consortium partners, some already present from the beginning of ICT-AGRI and some new partners, are a broad and diverse community. it is one of the main pillars of the project and of its success.
The consortium will organise and fund joint calls for transnational research projects. Its aim is to ensure the insertion of digital technology into the agri-food sector. By pooling fragmented human and financial resources, it will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Europe’s research efforts.
ICT-AGRI 1 and 2
The overall goal was to strengthen the European research within the diverse area of precision farming and develop a common European research agenda concerning ICT and robotics in agriculture, and to follow up with calls based on funds from the participating countries’ national research programmes.
The management structure and the corresponding management procedures ensure an efficient steering of the project on a day-to-day basis which is essential for the overall success of the ERA-Net Cofund.