The EoI1105 has expertise on precision farming, crop water management and productivity and sustainable crop production, including LCA and GHG monitoring.
The main contribution is linked to the development of a “road map” for the implementation of a series of “best practices” for sustainable and smart agriculture, also in a context of urban agriculture, a phenomenon which is now concrete and well established in many European countries.
On one hand, the project aims to understand what are the main mechanisms determining the response of crops to climate variability, with particular reference to water resources and their current and future availability. This with the aim of identifying adaptation strategies (best practices) for the optimization of water productivity in agriculture (WP1 – Task 1.2).
On the other, a careful scientific evaluation of the benefits associated with the application of precision agronomic techniques (use of satellite information, drones, sensors on the ground, etc.) and its environmental effects will help to overcome the current barriers that limit the adoption of these techniques, especially in Italy, and will provide a base of information to support the related agricultural policies (WP2 – Task 2.1).
Anna Dalla Marta
https://www.projectnomad.eu NOMAD – Novel Organic recovery using Mobile Advanced technology
http://www.waterjpi.eu/joint-calls/joint-call-2016-waterworks-2015/opera OPERA – Operationalizing the increase of water use efficiency and resilience in irrigation)
https://serbiaforexcell.com Serbia for Excell – SERBian-Austrian-Italian (SAI) partnership FORcing EXCELLence in ecosystem research