Chain-integrated greenhouse production

IoT is about connecting systems so as to enable an integrated, multidimensional view of farming activities and allowing a deeper understanding of how ecosystems work. This is based on the extensive use of information and communication technologies (ICT) that involve large amounts of data, physical and virtual sensors, control loops, networks, models and optimisation techniques to improve both producer and consumer decisions. The chain-integrated greenhouse production use-case aims to develop a decision support system (DSS) for the greenhouse tomato supply chain based on IoT technology. Standardized information will increase interoperability along the production chain, with easier quality and safety management, improved products and processes and a lower environmental impact as the intended result.

10-50

remotely monitored instruments

>200

calibration sets for instrument

>12,000

reference samples

Specific goals

  • Reduce the use of pesticides in tomato cultivation and underground water contamination stemming from the excessive use of fertilisers;
  • Improve energy efficiency and the reuse of fresh water;
  • Reduce carbon emissions and food waste
  • Inform the consumer about the food they purchase;
  • Raise consumer awareness in relation to food quality and characteristics;
  • Aid producers to be more profitable by ascribing value to good practices, PDOs and organic certification;
  • Enhance reliable quality control in the whole value chain.

Expected results

  • Improved transparency in food quality;
  • Reduced costs and inputs;
  • Web-based traceability and decision support system;
  • Quality standards and certification.

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