Helping farmers have better harvests
Today PLOUTOS is kickstarting the 2nd series of Open Days, with the first event taking place at Mandalo Pella (Greece) for Sustainable Innovation Pilot 1.
This means showcasing the smartfarming technologies used in the pilot and raising awareness around the need to apply digital tools, in alignment with the new CAP.
Sustainable Innovation Pilot (SIP) 1
SIP 1 aims to help farmers reduce the application of inputs (water, fertilisers, pesticides), and reduce production costs & the environmental footprint while improving fruit quality!
How can innovation help smallholder farmers?
Through their participation in the Ploutos project, smallholder farmers gain access to essential agronomic advice and can secure fair market pricing, which helps safeguard their livelihoods.
The new CAP focuses on the use of digital tools to promote and monitor sustainable agricultural practices and that’s why adopting smart farming technologies is essential today more than ever.
Raising awareness to speed-up the digitalisation of agriculture
Open Days are a crucial element in order to raise awareness around the benefits of technology in agriculture.
Educating farmers and the general public around the significance of digitalisation and smart farming technologies is the most important step to move forward and make lasting changes.
As demonstration events, Open Days offer participants a first-hand look at how these technologies can improve the efficiency and sustainability of farming practices.
By showcasing the latest advancements, collecting feedback and providing information sessions, Open Days facilitate the adoption of these technologies.
Active participation at the Open Days Events presents a unique opportunity to ask questions and seek out more information on anything related to data-driven agriculture.
Monitoring Agricultural Performance
Monitoring and evaluating agricultural performance is critical for improving productivity, profitability, and sustainability.
One method used for this purpose is index calculation.
It’s something that involves measuring and analyzing various indicators, such as crop yields, input use efficiency, and soil health.
By using index calculation methods, farmers and agricultural experts can gain valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of their farming systems.
It’s precisely the power of data that enables them to optimize their operations!
It’s not only a way to make better decisions for the environment, it’s a way to improve the quality of the products and gain more profit.