EUROPEAN PROJECTS

Life Resilience

Prevention of Xylella fastidiosa in intensive olive & almond plantation applying productive green farming practices.

Given the high risk of Xylella Fastidiosa spreading across important agricultural areas of the EU, LIFE RESILIENCE  proposes to develop pathogen-resistant and productive plant genotypes, apply sustainable practices and innovate on natural vector control methods to demonstrate their efficacy in preventing the negative effects of XF. Once infected by the pathogen, elimination and containment is difficult to  achieve. Current measures address the eradication of infected and surrounding vegetation, leading to huge economic and ecological losses. Preliminary research shows that climates with temperate winters are specially vulnerable to pathogen proliferation, and climate change (CC) will only exacerbate this effect.

Greenfield Technologies, as a partner in the project, will contribute to the fight against Xylella fastidiosa by applying precision agriculture through the monitoring, evaluation and control of crops, being able to obtain detailed knowledge of the different areas of the farms, through the characterisation of soils and analysis of satellite images and drone, to identify the evolution of the different vectors of transmission of the pathogen.

The consortium of this project is made up of companies and institutions from Spain, Italy and Portugal: Galpagro, the University of Cordoba, Agrifood Comunicación, Agrodrone and ASAJA Nacional. In addition, Life Resilience has the participation of Nutriprado and SAHC-Sociedad Agrícola de Herdade do Charqueirao, S.A. in Portugal; and the Italian entities Gruppo Salov and the Istituto per la Valorizzazione del Legno e delle Specie Arboree (IVALSA), belonging to the Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche of Italy.

Life Innocereal

LIFE Innocereal EU breaks through the entire food chain towards digital and sustainable production, mitigating GHGs,ensuring careful traceability and a balanced distribution of wealth.

The food industry is facing a variety of challenges that need to be addressed. The most relevant and impactful in the cereal industry in Europe is the disconnection between the sectors of the value chain, which hinders compliance with the 2030 climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies set out in the green agreements (i.e. Green Deal, Farm to fork strategy, Food security). To meet the challenges towards a circular and carbon neutral industry, we must invest insolutions that connect industry stakeholders to close the loop of cereal production and in this way guarantee and promote food security and transition to sustainable agriculture.

This project creates an ecosystem throughout the entire cereal production chain, demonstrating sustainability and competitiveness in all production stages of the flour, malting and baking industries focused on reaching the high sustainable standards of the market. In the primary sector, the implementation of best agricultural practices (BAP) in different climatic zones and the use of innovative technologies (i.e. precision agriculture, warning systems, NIR technology) among farmers will aim to increase productivity with greater efficiency in the use of nutrients, herbicides and fertilizers and mitigating carbon farming practices (i.e higher carbon sequestration in the soil and lower GHG emissions).

Greenfield will collaborate transversally in all project activities. It will work on the development and implementation of an alert system based on the identification of anomalies in the behaviour of the target crops of this project.

In the processing industry,standardized model contracts will be created between the different sectors to ensure a consistent supply to the European market of cereal products that comply with food security standards. As a result, a low-carbon emission cereals certification system will be created together with a sustainability label “Innocereal EU” that will identify sustainable produced bread, pasta, malt, and beer in the market.

The 01074009-LIFE21-CCM-ES-LIFE Innocereal EU project is supported by the LIFE financial instrument of the European Commission.

BioMap2Soil

Characterisation of the biological activity of agricultural soils and advanced analytics for precision agriculture mapping

BioMap2Soil is an innovation of Greenfield Technologies’ Map2Soil service, which implements the parameterisation of the soil’s biological component in its pre-crop zoning studies.

BioMap2Soil provides integrated crop management recommendations for crop selection, irrigation, pest and disease control and variable fertilisation and seeding, while optimising and minimising the number and cost of soil samples for laboratory analysis.

This innovation is implemented through the SME Instrument, a sub-programme of the 8th European Framework Programme for R&D&I funding Horizon 2020, which focuses exclusively on small and medium-sized enterprises.

In addition, the BioMap2Soil service has been approved and scored as a high quality project in a highly competitive evaluation process.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 884251

World Agri-Tech 2022

This is the world’s largest agricultural technology event.
It brings together around 2,000 people ranging from farmers to specialised companies and investors.

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit brings together founders, corporates, investors and experts from the agri-food community to think about the challenges in agriculture and food in new and innovative ways.

Focused on innovation at the nexus of climate-water-energy and food, expert panels will analyze the potential of next generation crop protection and crop nutrition, robotics, precision ag and the convergence of satellites, sensors, and agri-finance in the transition to climate-smart farming.

The objectives of the Summit in San Francisco are the internationalisation of the company, the study for the opening of a market in another continent and the search for partners to give us support in the destination country.

This project is covered by Decree 89/2021 of 21 July and the European Regional Development Fund, which aims to achieve a more competitive business fabric and promote its internationalisation.

REGIONAL PROJECTS

APGEFERT

Development of techniques to improve the incorporation of Precision Farming into Fertigation Management in fruit crops.

The aim of the project is to reduce existing barriers in the application of precision agriculture technologies in order to achieve new efficient and sustainable models of fruit tree production.
The contribution of Greenfield Technologies’ services to the project will allow the use of new technologies for the detailed study fruit tree crops, so that treatments can be applied in a focused way.

TELETRABAJO

Upgrading the company’s IT infrastructure for teleworking and improving cybersecurity

Given the current socio-economic situation, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is necessary to adapt the production models of companies in order to increase their competitiveness and minimise the risks of contagion among their workers. During this time, teleworking has been postulated as a solution that makes it possible to continue working, making it compatible with social isolation.

The main objective of this project is the implementation of solutions that make it possible, on the one hand, to consolidate teleworking in order to improve the competitiveness of the company and, on the other, to establish cybersecurity systems that make it possible to ensure the integrity of information and detect possible malicious attacks.

 

This project has been co-financed by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

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NATIONAL PROJECTS

YIELD ON LINE

System to establish predictive relationships between agronomic parameters and production and quality in olive groves and vineyards, based on a cloud platform, predictive models and non-destructive measurements using NIR technology.

The aim is to develop a system that includes reliable quality and production prediction models based on dynamic database management on a 4.0 platform. This will facilitate the decisions of the farmer in the management, maximizing the yield and quality of the olive grove and vineyard crops and minimizing the deterioration of the environment.

The technological challenge is to develop specific prediction models for this type of crop, in its real conditions, to measure in the field in a fast and non-destructive way the quality of the fruits by means of the use of innovative technology, the fat yield, oil quality and acidity, in the case of the olive grove, and the concentration of total soluble solids (ºBrix), in the vineyard. The data obtained in the field, together with other sets of data on production, climatology, soil and satellite images will be processed, related and visualized in a cloud platform that will allow the farmer or technician to obtain in an accessible way (even in the field itself) maps of the various parameters discussed, among which can be found maps of fat yield or sugar content available.

Greenfield Technologies leads this project in which the Centro de Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas de Extremadura (CICYTEX) and Ideagro (independent applied research company at the service of the agri-food sector) collaborate.

This project has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund ( FEDER) with the aim of promoting technological development, innovation and quality research.