How do we know what’s the best technology for a farm?
This is the question that led to the design principles of the newly launched Horizon Europe project QuantiFarm, which is willing to give a clear and thorough answer!
Are you wondering how?
During 3,5 years, the 32 project partners of the QuantiFarm consortium, representatives of 20 EU countries are conducting 30 test cases in 10 biogeographical regions across Europe, aiming to bring tangible examples to life, with the ultimate goal to modernise farming!
However, the differentiator that brings this project into the forefront is that it does not only aim to offer all existing tools and practices to the farmers, but also to actually help them discover on their own the benefits that these have to their everyday lives and businesses!
It is a common ground that food producers are in front of enormous challenges on a daily basis, which cover a very wide range; from extreme global weather conditions to deforestation, crop diseases and inadequate irrigation.
QuantiFarm’s vision is to make available all precision agriculture tools for farmers, as, at least, a reliable helping hand.The project hopes to contribute to the (little) work that has been done so far on the real cost benefit of using digital technologies and provide real evidence to the widespread assumption that adoption of digital technologies benefit farmers financially, and have positive impacts on social and environmental sustainability of agriculture.