Research Projects Supporting Data and Evaluation

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The following is a selection of EU funded projects currently working on innovations for data collection which can support monitoring and evaluation.



New IACS Vision in Action (NIVA)

  • Lead organisation: Research Institutes of Wageningen University & Research
  • Description: NIVA aims to modernise IACS by making efficient use of digital solutions and e-tools, by creating reliable methodologies and harmonised data sets for monitoring agricultural performance while reducing administrative burden for farmers, paying agencies and other stakeholders.
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Time frame: 1 June 2019 - 31 May 2022
  • Budget: Total cost: 10 534 935 ; Total EU contribution: 9 999 946,5
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Farm Level Indicators for New Topics in policy evaluation (FLINT)

  • Lead organisation: LEI-WUR: DLO Foundation
  • Description: FLINT has developed a data-infrastructure useful for the agro-food sector and policy makers to provide up to date information on farm level indicators on sustainability and other relevant new issues.
  • Location: The Netherlands
  • Time frame: 1 January 2014 - 31 December 2016
  • Budget: Overall budget: 3 871 040,72 ; Total EU contribution : 679 273
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Agricultural Interoperability and Analysis System (ATLAS)

  • Lead organisation: Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems
  • Description: The ATLAS project will address the lack of data interoperability in agriculture by combining the use of agricultural equipment with sensor systems and data analysis.
  • Location: Germany
  • Time frame: 1 October 2019 - 30 September 2022
  • Budget: Overall budget: 3 871 040,72 ; Total EU contribution : 679 273
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Spatial Analysis of Rural Development Measures (SPARD)

  • Lead organisation: Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research
  • Description: The aim of the SPARD project is to develop a modelling tool that will help policy-makers to understand the causal relationships between rural development measures and their results in a spatial dimension.
  • Location: Germany
  • Time frame: 1 April 2010 - 30 June 2013
  • Budget: Overall budget: 2 494 069 ; Total EU contribution: 1 910 590
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Research Network on Economic Experiments for the Common Agricultural Policy (REECAP)

  • Lead organisation: Joint Research Centre, French Institute for Agricultural Research and University of Angers
  • Description: REECAP’s objective is to contribute to the improvement of European agricultural policies, by providing robust results on their net impact, but also by helping to design policy interventions in the fields of income support, investment policies, risk management and agri-environment including climate change. 
  • Location: Germany
  • Time frame: September 2020 – August 2022
  • Budget: Overall budget: 2 494 069 ; Total EU contribution: 1 910 590
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Farm Accountancy Cost Estimation and Policy Analysis of European Agriculture (FACEPA)

  • Lead organisation: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Description: The FACEPA project develops tools and methods to analyse production costs in European agriculture using FADN (Farm Accountancy Data Network) data. It will provide information, expertise and economic models on costs of production for various agricultural products.
  • Location: Sweden
  • Time frame: 1 April 2008 - 30 September 2011
  • Budget: Overall budget: 2 898 480, 40; Total EU contribution: 2 214 277
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European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology

  • Lead organisation: Agricultural University of Athens
  • Description: The project aims at setting up a self-sustainable Thematic Network on Smart Farming Technology designed for the effective exchange between research, industry, extension and the farming community 
  • Location: Greece
  • Time frame: 1 March 2016 - 31 August 2018
  • Budget: Overall budget: 1 997 731,25; Total EU contribution: 1 997 731,25
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Flexible and Precise Irrigation Platform to Improve Farm Scale Water Productivity (FIGARO)

  • Lead organisation: Netafim
  • Description: The objective of the FIGARO project is to significantly reduce the use of fresh water on the farm level through developing a cost-effective, precision irrigation management platform. The FIGARO platform collects real-time data captured by sensors installed in farmers’ fields through remote satellite meteorological data from weather forecast stations. Additionally, it utilises simulation models calibrated for various crops, soils and climate.  
  • Location: Israel
  • Time frame: 1 October 2012 - 30 September 2016
  • Budget: Overall budget: 8 036 698, 20; Total EU contribution: 5 999 987
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