SmartAgriFood

SmartAgriFood

The SMARTAGRIFOOD project

  • Aims to boost the application and use of future internet ICTs in the Agri-Food domain
  • Will increase the competiveness of the European Agri-Food domain
  • Will effect a huge number of SMEs in the Agri-Food domain throughout Europe

AGRI-FOOD DOMAIN

  • 40 % of the EU's land area being farmed (Eurostat 2010) Agriculture has a very important impact on the natural environment
  • The food and drink industry is representing 13% of EU manufacturing sector turnover (CIAA 2010, data 2007)
  • The EU is the world's largest food and drink exporter with a share of EU exports to world markets of 17.5% in 2008 (CIAA 2010)
  • Share of agri-food logistics in the EU road transport is about 20% (Eurostat/TLN 2008, data 2007)
  • 11% share of agriculture-related products in total export value of EU countries in 2009 (Eurostat Comext trade data / Eurostat)

Challenges to be met

  • Increase of world population
  • To reduce the effects of climate change
  • Growing welfare in emerging economies
  • Shift towards a bio-based economy
  • Competing claims on land, fresh water and labour