reSilienT fARminG by Adaptive microclimaTe managEment (STARGATE)

STARGATE

Agriculture is perhaps the most weather/climate dependant sector of the economy, and changes in the weather/climate patterns are strongly affecting it, in terms of the productivity, risk assessment/management, and environmental preservation. From the other, the current farm practices are producing the 1/4th of the global greenhouse gas emissions annually, contributing and further enhancing the climate change, retaining a continuous cycle of altering the climate and impacting the food production system.

Project aims: STARGATE aspires to develop a breakthrough, multiscale and holistic climate smart agriculture methodology, capitalizing innovations in the field of microclimate and weather risk management, as well as in the field of landscape design. It is based on Earth Observation, weather/climate intel-ligence and IoT technologies to support a more effective farm/parcel management and related options for adaption on climatic changes, local and regional policy formulation leading to better landscape management, protection against climatic risks and implementation on microclimate changes.

Objectives: 

  • To develop a state of affairs and a detailed requirement analysis for Climate Smart Agriculture
  • To shape a stakeholder community and establish Living Labs
  • To develop observational data infrastructure and data management framework
  • To develop and promote climate services and agro-climatic indicators
  • To evaluate the STARGATE, methodology and decision support system in real condition pilots
  • To develop an outreach plan to maximize the society impact of STARGATE
  • To develop an exploitation plan to maximize the business potential of STARGATE

Project partners:

  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece
  • LESPROJEKT SLUZBY, Czech Republic
  • MIGAL Galilee Research Institute, Israel
  • Vyzkumny ustav melioraci a ochrany pudy, Czech Republic
  • AgriSat Iberia, Spain
  • NEUROPUBLIC, Greece
  • GAIA EPICHEIREIN, Greece
  • AgroApps, Greece
  • meteoblue, Switzerland
  • Pessl Instruments, Austria
  • Dioseco Unipessoal Lda - 2eco, Portugal
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Hihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic
  • Vidzeme Planning Region, Latvia
  • Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
  • Institute of Applied Informatics e.V., Germany
  • Upper Galilee Agriculture Company, Israel
  • Asplan Viak Internet, Norway
  • Farm Rostenice, Czech Republic
  • Adama CZ s.r.o, Czech Republic
  • CREVIS, Belgium
  • Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovacao, Portugal
  • KEFALAS, Greece
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Belgium

Scientific manager: Dr.sc.ing. Ginta Majore (ginta.majore@va.lv)

Administrative manager: Dr.art. Ieva Gintere

Project team: Ivars Majors, Mairita Zaķe, Oskars Java, Andris Lapāns, Sarma Cakula, Ilze Dimante, Monika Sproģe, Andris Jenerts, Andris Fjodorovs

Project period: 01.10.2019 - 30.09.2023.

Project total budget: 6 994 405,00 EUR

Funding source: European Commission

 

Accomplished activities and planning: September, 2021

On our first meeting after summertime in September, the participants Ginta Majore, Monika Sproģe, Sarma Cakula, Andris Jenerts, Andris Lapāns, Mairita Zaķe, and Ieva Gintere shared experience and progress. So far, we have attended the Country days in Priekuļi in Ādaži and Varakļāni.

We have done control mines for this year potatoes harvest – the results and data set are promising. The team also works on profit, losses, price forecast – an economic report.

Our goals for the next period are:

 - data post-processing and analysis are work for the winter.

 - participation in a forum on industrial drones in Amsterdam.

 - photographs obtained with an unmanned aircraft (BGK) must be linked to specific potato hops.

 - in order to process data on the minimum and maximum daily temperatures in the database, it is desirable to automatize the process.

 

International Research Project Focused on Environmental Modeling

Apvārsnis 2020