Pollination optimization service in the Demeter project

Pollination optimization service in the Demeter project
The Demeter project involves the large-scale implementation of interoperable platforms based on smart agriculture and the Internet of Things. The assumptions are implemented through a series of 20 pilot projects in 18 countries (15 European Union countries). DEMETER integrates multiple systems and data sources, taking into account not only the Internet of Things, but also existing systems, open data, geographic and satellite information, and provides an open and interoperable data integration model.

DEMETER demonstrates how an integrated approach to business modeling and user acceptance can support sustainable agriculture and food production systems, deliver safe food and support farmers in ‘doing more with less’ decisions. DEMETER brings new business opportunities on the farm and in the wider agri-food economy, while contributing to the protection of Europe’s precious natural resources. The project aims to create a secure and sustainable European IoT technology and business ecosystem that has the potential to transform in the food and agricultural sectors, and potentially around the world.

Work is currently underway to ensure interoperability of systems in line with the solutions adopted in the project, testing of hardware and applications by beekeepers, and analysis of end-user requirements based on surveys. Apart from PSNC (coordinating the works), also WODR Poznan, ControlBee as well as beekeepers and farmers are involved in testing services under the pilot entitled “Pollination optimization”.

Detailed description of the project and the pilot

Watch the video below in which Polish beekeepers participating in the project – Jędrzej and Mateusz Wigura, talk about their experience in the Demeter project, including the development and implementation of the service, which will combine farm and apiary management systems with advisory and decision support services.