H2020 RUR-2018-2020
Grant agreement no. 862563
SMART agriculture for innovative vegetable crop PROTECTion: harnessing advanced methodologies and technologies
SmartProtect IPM

In General

SmartProtect is a thematic network focusing on cross regional knowledge sharing of SMART Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions for farmers and advisors. Aim is to stimulate knowledge flow in the regional Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKISs) across the EU and connect these on the innovative potential of advanced methodologies for IPM in vegetable production, integrating precision farming technologies and data analytics.

More Information

SmartProtect project intends to develop a thematic network offering advanced farming technology and data analysis, by identifying the needs of farmers and purpose methodologies for daily practices based on smart IPM. Through its e-platform, knowledge for vegetable crops related to IPM is gathered, shared, managed and distributed. It benchmarks the highest innovation model for SMART IPM, providing farmers with easily accessible and understandable material, guidelines and support systems for vegetable cropping. SmartProtect will focus on the introduction of innovative, smart technologies and techniques in the following IPM-topics for specific model pests and demo crops, leading to mutual benefits detection of beneficial’s, pests and pathogens using specific algorithms, innovative monitoring techniques, prediction models and their incorporation into warning and decision support systems, innovative biological control techniques such as conservation biological control, systemic induced resistance and UV-light systems.

AGENSO Contribution

AGENSO is Work Package 5 leader (“Knowledge Management”). Main aim of WP5 is to define a detailed dissemination and communication strategy that will lead to the successful deployment of a set of promotional materials. Also AGENSO through WP5 will disseminate and communicate the project results at national and international level through an online data sharing platform. In this way the sustainability of the project outcomes will be ensured after its end.

SmartProtect Basics

Web platform
an online and interactive approach to communication, interaction, knowledge sharing and exchange to widely disseminate and communicate the project’s outcome and results at a regional, national and European level
providing a platform for linking to other EU initiatives, ongoing and upcoming projects in order to connect different AKISs
approach including methodologies and technologies for integrated disease management
Knowledge exchange
between scientific community, competent authorities farmers and companies using the most suitable tools that will facilitate communication

Project Funding

  • Starting date : 01/01/2020
  • Duration : 36 Months
  • Status : Running
  • AGENSO participation type: Direct Beneficiary
Estimated Cost: €1,996,187.50 100%
EU Contribution: €1,996,187.50 100%
AGENSO grant amount: €252,875.00 13%
  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No. 862563
Regional Innovation Hubs
collaborations with other initiatives

AGENSO Main Contribution

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