Democratising digital farming through tailored open source and open hardware solutions
T he OpenAgri project aims to revolutionise digital farming by providing farmers with access to open-source, innovative, cost-effective, and energy-efficient Agricultural Digital Solutions (ADSs) that operate seamlessly even in remote areas with limited connectivity. OpenAgri addresses key challenges faced by the agricultural sector today, including:
- Excessive Costs of Traditional ADSs: OpenAgri fosters the development and deployment of open-source ADSs, significantly reducing their cost and making them accessible to farmers of all sizes.
- Low Trust in ADSs: OpenAgri builds trust through participatory co-creation of ADSs, ensuring they meet farmers' specific needs and address their concerns about data privacy and ownership.
- Limited Connectivity in Rural Areas: OpenAgri leverages forefront edge computing technologies, allowing ADSs to function effectively even in areas with poor network connections.
Revolutionising digital farming
Our role in the project
Foodscale Hub (FSH) leads Work Package 4 (WP4) focusing on Ecosystem Building and Expansion to ensure widespread dissemination, effective communication, knowledge transfer and exploitation in a multi-actor context. Furthemore, as the Open Call leader the Foodscale Hub team will collaborate with the 9 selected Sustainable Innovation Pilots (SIPs) to establish a methodology that will lead to the co-creation of additional community-driven Agricultural Digital Solutions (ADSs), fostering innovation.