Digital Agriculture Technologies for Irrigation efficiency
The DATI project is coordinated by Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per la BioEconomia and financed with 1.5 million euros within the Euro-Mediterranean, Prima 2020 program.
The objective of the project is the development of new technological solutions in the field of digital agriculture through the use of drones, satellite images, agro-meteo stations that will allow water savings of 15-20% compared to the traditional irrigation system.
Partnership: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per la BioEconomia (Italy), Faculté Pluridisciplinaire de Nador – Université Mohammed Premier (Morocco), University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal), Spanish National Research Council – Institute of Agricultural Sciences (Spain), Institut Agro-Montpellier (France), Consorzio di Bonifica 6 Toscana Sud (Italy), Ente Terre Regionali Toscane (Italy)
Location: Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, Morocco
Start date: July 2021
Duration: 36 months
Budget: 1.020.180 €
of water is due to agricultural
of the world’s population is considered «poor» in term of water
The main consumer of freshwater in the southern Mediterranean area
Today climate change already has a significant impact on
Pilot Demo Farms
The systems will be developed in pilot demo farms located in five representative Mediterranean countries: Italy, Portugal, Spain, France and Morocco.
Each case study will implement different low-cost Technology Solution, called in the project as TECH SOLUTION for crop monitoring
Innovative low-cost technologies
Wireless Sensors Networks
For agrometeorological monitoring
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Coupled with different sensors
Free satellite imagery
Free data based on the area of interest
Decision support systems
To solve problems and in decision-making
Associated with data-driven soil and plant models
Soil analysis in France
Within the framework of the DATI project, various experiments are being conducted by Yulin Zhang, a PhD student at UMR ITAP, on the Domaine du Chapitre in order to characterize vine water stress using observation data such as the Apex index, which can be calculated...
DATI mid- term meeting in Montpellier
An important moment to share the aim of our activities and have common impressions about the DATI Project. Yesterday we met at the campus of Institut Agro Montpellier and today we'll go to inspect the Demo Farm.
« Water management in agriculture: what role for digital technology? »
AgroTIC seminar, december 2022, topic: « Water management in agriculture: what role for digital technology? »:Léo Pichon presents the apex mobile app and the recent results Professional training about digital technologies in agriculture, April 2022. Public: 17 sales...
Seminar “Water, Agriculture and Climate Change”
This video is an extract from the seminar organised by the AgroTIC Chair in collaboration with the "Water, Agriculture and Climate Change" Chair (on 13 December 2022, at Bordeaux Sciences Agro. The objective of this seminar was to take a closer look at the...
Academia Aberta ao Vinho
October and November 2022, Porto, Portugal: participation in the event “Academy Open to Wine – AcademiaAberta ao Vinho, in Portuguese). Public event dedicated to port wine producers, with the communication“Synergistic use of aerial data of different resolutions to...
Congress Agrinov Béni-Mellal Morocco, October 27-30: Presentation of Kamal Aberkani on DATI and usingirrigation on melon crops
Seminar: “Precision agriculture as a tool for a more sustainable management of agro-ecosystems”
Presentation by project member (Dr. Hector Nieto) in a scientific seminar about ‘Precision agriculture as a tool fora more sustainable management of agro-ecosystems’ on 23rd September 2022
Inter-comparison and calibration workshop/experiment
15-16TH SEPTEMBER 2022. El Socorro experimental farm (Colmenar de Oreja) (IMIDRA)
Experimental season in Italy
In the Italian pilot site located in Alberese Terre Regionali Toscane (Tuscany), monitoring is being carried out on the performance of organic tomato and melon crops subjected to the trial on precision irrigation of the DATI project. The plants here are subjected to...
Experimental season in France
We are currently in the middle of the data acquisition season at Domaine du Chapitre. Different indicators are measured on the plots by Yulin Zhang, Cécile Peruzzaro and Pauline Faure within the framework of the DATI research project which aims to find irrigation...