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
Open source Geographic Information Systems
Decision support systems
To solve problems and in decision-making
Associated with data-driven soil and plant models
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...
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...
Since Thursday March 24, the ApeX-Vigne application has been available on the App Store for iOS users, thanks to the work of Guilhem Brunel, lecturer at the Institut Agro Montpellier. This publication is part of the developments carried out for the DATI project...