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Reference: LIFE21-ENV-ES-Life-AIs/101074540 | Acronym: LIFE21-ENV-ES-Life-AIs

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

BACKGROUND

The European Green Deal aims to transform the EU economy, requiring fresh policies on clean energy supply across the economy, including policies on taxation, production and consumption, large-scale infrastructure, transport, food and agriculture, construction and social benefits. The project Life-AIs allows producers to reduce significantly their use of agronomic inputs, such as pesticides, fertilisers, water, diesel and electricity, thus enabling the transition to net zero agriculture. It contributes to food security and to “a prosperous and inclusive society where economic growth is decoupled from resource use”, as outlined in the European Green Deal.


OBJECTIVES

The Life-Als project aims to combine the technologies of FEDE and associated beneficiary, AGERPIX, such as AI post processing, to gain an improved overview of crop characteristics. This information will be used to adjust crop management practices and the use of agricultural machinery, leading to savings of pesticides, fertilisers, water and diesel. Its approach will be demonstrated on three farms in Spain and Portugal that produce grapes, olives and avocados.


RESULTS

Expected results:

  • Savings of water (3 331 317 m3/year), energy (2 GWh/year), pesticides and fertilisers (1 639 376 kg/year) and GHG emissions (604 tonnes of CO2eq/year).
  • Cost saving of €48 per ha per year at Agrosao (avocado), €94 at Fournier (grape) and €122 at Canena (olive).
  • Socio-economic analysis showing profitability of project approach at three demonstration sites, triggering additional investments into two more AI hardware units at each.
  • At least three Life-AIs hardware units in operation at each farm and at least three certified dealers and 10 replications outside Spain and Portugal by the end of the project.
  • Demonstration of the financial sustainability of each partner.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA


Reference: LIFE21-ENV-ES-Life-AIs/101074540
Acronym: LIFE21-ENV-ES-Life-AIs
Start Date: 01/09/2022
End Date: 28/02/2027
Total Eligible Budget: 3,631,233 €
EU Contribution: 2,178,735 €
Project Location:

CONTACT DETAILS


Coordinating Beneficiary: PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.U.
Legal Status: PRIVATE
Address: POLIGONO INDUSTRIAL CASTILLA, VIAL 3, PARCELA 61F Y 61G, 46380, CHESTE, España
Contact Person: LARS TORSTEN BERGER
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ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES ADDRESSED

THEMES

  • Resource efficiency

KEYWORDS

  • Agriculture
  • chemical use reduction
  • emission reduction
  • fertiliser
  • nitrate
  • pesticide
  • water saving
  • organic farming

TARGET EU LEGISLATION

  • COM(2019) 640 final Communication-The European Green Deal 
  • COM(2010)672 - The CAP towards 2020: Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future (18.11.2010)
  • COM/2020/381 final. Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. A Farm to Fork Strategy for a fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food system
  • Directive 2009/128/EC - A framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides (21.10.2009)
  • Directive 2000/60 - Framework for Community action in the field of water policy (23.10.2000)
  • Directive 91/676 - Protection of waters against pollution caused by nitrates from agricultural sources (12.12.1991)

BENEFICIARIES

Name Type
EUROSEMILLAS SA Participant
CORTIJO GUADIANA S.L. Participant
GONZALEZ BYASS SA Participant
DOMINIO FOURNIER SL Participant
AGERPIX TECHNOLOGIES SL Participant
PULVERIZADORES FEDE S.L.U. Coordinator
CODESIAN SOFTWARE TECH SL Participant
REYES GUTIERREZ SL Participant
AGRO-SAOJOAQUIM, LDA Participant