Welcome to ICT-AGRI

The overall goal of ICT-AGRI is to strengthen the European research within the area of precision farming and to develop a common European research agenda concerning ICT and robotics in agriculture. ICT-AGRI develops international research calls to pool fragmented human and financial resources over the boundaries of the participating countries, in order to improve both the efficiency and the effectiveness of Europe’s research efforts. More info can be found here.

ICT-AGRI Partnerships for compatible and adaptable Smart Applications

ICT-AGRI Partnerships
Go international with Smart Applications for farmers
The purpose of ICT-AGRI Partnerships is to generate added European and international value from national or regional funded projects. Partnerships are intended to increase the compatibility and adaptability of Smart Applications to local farming conditions as well as local Farm Management Systems (FMS). The overarching goal is to promote uptake of Precision Farming and sustainable agriculture.
Companies and research organisations from any country are invited to create and join ICT-AGRI Partnerships. If you are interested in a proposal, please contact the ICT-AGRI Secretariat (Jan Erpenbach or Iver Thysen).

ICT-AGRI 2016 Action Plan on Farm Management Systems

The Action Plan describes actions to be taken by the ICT-AGRI in 2016.
The goal of the new Action Plan is to define actions on how to stimulate the implementation of research & innovation topics focusing on Farm Management  Systems. Condensed on 27 pages the Action Plan gives and connects background information on ICT-AGRI's Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) with the specific research needs in different parts of FMS. The Action Plan is meant to form the basis for the 2016 call: ICT-AGRI Partnerships.

ICT-AGRI Call 2017 - Farm Management Systems

ICT-AGRI is preparing a call for transnational projects to be launched in November 2016 and closed for applications in February 2017. Over the summer ICT-AGRI will discuss this call with stakeholders and potential applicants, and seek funding commitments. The scope of the call is to support activities concerning the implementation of Smart Applications on farms in three different areas. For further information read the attached document. Your opinion is important - Add a comment

New Horizon Project CAPSELLA conducts its with first Workshop at the end of May

The new Horizon project CAPSELLA (Collective Awareness PlatformS for Environmentally-sound Land management based on data technoLogies and Agrobiodiversity) took its first steps on 1 January 2016. CAPSELLA will deepen the roots of sustainability in agri-food systems by harnessing scientific and local knowledge around the theme of agro-biodiversity by making use of novel, improved and demand-driven ICT solutions. The first workshop of CAPSELLA will take place in Volterra at the SIAF premises, about 40 Km from Pisa on the 30th and 31st of May 2016.

Call for papers in Agricultural Mechatronics

Call for papers for a Focused Section on Mechatronics Applications in Agriculture, IEE/ASME Transactions on MECHATRONICS, Paper submission deadline: 15 July 2016. For further information concerning topics and manuscript submission details, please download the full CFP

AgGateway releases ADAPT software toolkit for Maschine2Software communication

ADAPT, which stands for Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit, will eliminate the major pain points to broad use of precision agriculture data by easily enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications. AgGateway's ADAPT Committee is coordinating with software companies on plug-ins needed for ADAPT's adoption. Read the press release of AgGateway or learn more about the new framework system here.
What do you think about the press release? Could the new toolkit be a breakthrough in the adoption of PF techniques? We would like to know your opinion about ADAPT.

ISHS Symposium 2016

Sensing Plant Water Status - Methods and Applications in Horticultural Science
Registration for the symposium is open. Early registration will end at June 30, 2016.
Deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2016.
For detailed information about the symposium please visit www.spws2016.atb-potsdam.de