Project - H2020 DEMETER
Researchers from Centre of Excellence (FoodHub) are actively participating in the implementation of the H2020 DEMETER project.
A top goal for the EU is to support sustainable agriculture and food production, protect natural resources and boost food safety. Smart farming via GPS, soil scanning, data management, and IoT technologies could help attain the EU goal of ameliorating the quantity and quality of farming production. The DEMETER Project is a large-scale deployment of farmer centric interoperable smart farming-IoT based platforms delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries (15 States in the EU). Involving 60 partners, DEMETER adopts a multi-actor approach across the value chain (demand and supply), with 25 deployment sites, 6,000 farmers and over 38,000 devices and sensors being deployed and participants involved come from different production sectors (dairy, meat, vegetables, fruit and arable crops), production systems (conventional and organic) and different farm sizes and types, optimising the data analysis obtained across multiple farms.
DEMETER will demonstrate the real-life potential of advanced standards-based interoperability between IoT technologies by adapting and extending existing standards into an overarching Agricultural Information Model, concurrently ensuring security, privacy and business confidentiality across the full value chain in multiple agri-food operational environments.