the IoT4Potato project helps farmers reduce the costs of potato production and improve quality, while reducing their environmental footprint


By combining IoT technology with earth observation data, the IoT4Potato project helps farmers reduce the costs of potato production and improve quality while reducing their environmental footprint.

The use case employs a network of telemetric IoT stations, installed in potato fields, that are used for automatically collecting atmospheric and soil data, which are combined with satellite data as well as information about agricultural activities provided by the producers themselves. In addition, it uses scientific models tailored to the specificities of the geographic areas, the different potato varieties and the requirements of the targeted markets.

The results feed the validation of an innovative business model specially designed for SMEs and small-scale farmers, which is based on sharing profits, stemming from the reduction of costs and selling data to third parties, while farmers remain in control of their data.

More info: https://www.iof2020.eu/trials/arable/data-driven-potato-farming

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, through the IoF2020 project (Η2020-ΙοΤ-2016) with Sub-Grant Agreement Nº 2282300206-UC006