Agriculture requires innovations to increase production yields in terms of quantity and quality, but also to increase efficiency in resource management. It is necessary to reduce environmental impact and production costs, in a context of climate change and market globalization.
Precision farming is gaining a crucial role in helping farmers run their businesses in a way that is productive and sustainable. Although the Central European area is the core of EU manufacturing, precision farming has not been high in the agenda and focus of smart specialization in our regions.
The project Transfarm 4.0 aims at increasing the direct participation of farmers in the precision farming sector and boosting the competitiveness of the European precision farming advanced manufacturing supply chains.
Transfarm 4.0 will scout new demand-driven precision farming solutions to meet the needs of the farmers. Within the project, companies, clusters, research institutions and farmers will interact to bring new technological solutions to the market.
meeting the expert
This time we talked with Patrick Crehan, Director of Crehan, Kusano & Associates (CKA). He argues for the need to strategically think about the ways to address the challenges posed by the data revolution in agriculture. You can find the entire interview on our YouTube channel!
pilot action 2
Together with CREA and AE-ROBO.NET, the University of Maribor is developing an advanced lidar system for detecting the properties of the canopy. The sensor system readings allow to reduce the consumption of plant protection products. Watch the video and discover our YouTube channel!
pilot action 3
"Sensor data acquisition for precision viticulture in a Fiware data lake” is the Pilot Action 3 in Transfarm 4.0.
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Linz Center of Mechatronics started the field trials to evaluate vineyard microclimate and plant physiology. View more...
30 march 2021
Transfarm 4.0 goes live with an online event dedicated to the innovation within agriculture, with the focus on the role of the Clusters in the innovation actions, current R&D development activities and about transfer of the newest research results into the farming technologies. Read more...
Transfarm 4.0 pays much attention to dissemination through different communication channels. The Twitter account and LinkedIn page are really active and help build an informed precision farming community. Now, a project leaflet has been prepared as a further channel of dissemination. It has been designed in English and then translated in the other five languages spoken within the consortium, i.e. German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish and Slovenian.
Be ready to meet farmers, industrial players, policy-makers and experts at the seminar on Precision Farming hosted by Transfarm's partners Linz Center of Mechatronics and Francisco Josephinum in Linz on 4 December 2019.
Ten partners from 5 European countries (Austria, Hungary, Italy, Poland and Slovenia) gathered for the first time on 4-5 June 2019 in Conegliano, in the heart of the Prosecco region in Veneto, to kick-start the project. Transfarm 4.0's objective is to promote the uptake of precision agriculture in Central European countries.
Transfarm 4.0's family is made up of 10 partners from 5 central European countries.
total budget (Mil.€)
1. 4. 2019
30. 6. 2022