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The H2020 DEMETER project is a large-scale deployment of farmer-driven, interoperable smart farming-IoT (Internet of Things) based platforms, delivered through a series of 20 pilots across 18 countries (15 EU countries). Involving 60 partners, DEMETER adopts a multi-actor approach across the value chain (demand and supply), with 25 deployment sites, 6,000 farmers and over 38,000 devices and sensors being deployed.

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Open Call #2, DEPLOY Pilots

These pilots focus on employing DEMETER methodologies and technologies, addressing clear farmer needs, with particular focus on EU geographic regions not currently represented within DEMETER pilots: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden.

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About Demeter Our Aim

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DEMETER’s goal is to lead the digital transformation of Europe’s agri-food sector through the rapid adoption of advanced IoT technologies, data science and smart farming, ensuring its long-term viability and sustainability.

Our key objective is to empower farmers and farmer cooperatives to a) use their existing platforms and machinery to extract new knowledge to improve their decision making and b) ease the acquisition, evolution and updating of their platforms, machinery and sensors by focusing their investments where these are needed.

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Devices & sensors

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Take advantage of innovative agri-tech solutions and our Platform, featuring the innovative AIM data model, to revolutionize your farming community.

Why Operate the Platform?

Boost your agri-business with precision farming tools

Promote the adoption of precision farming technology in your region

Avoid vendor lock-in in your community

Contribute to environmental sustainability


In the DEMETER project, pilots are used to demonstrate and evaluate how innovations and extended capabilities benefit from the interoperability mechanisms employed. Equally, these pilots monitor the evolution of the maturity level in the stakeholders involved. These pilots have been organised into five major clusters.


As part of the DEMETER project, workshops and events are organised relating to key themes and project deliverables. Upcoming events related to the project and the agri-food sector are outlined below.

Events / News

ELGO: DEMETER H2020 Farming School

The Hellenic Agricultural Organisation (ELGO) provided valuable agricultural education through initiatives under the framework of the DEMETER H2020 Farming School held on August 31, 2023 at the Kalochori Experimental Station…

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Empowering Agriculture: The DEMETER Project’s Legacy and the Digital Farming Hub

The DEMETER project officially concluded on August 31st. Throughout the past four years of dedicated work and effort, it has achieved significant accomplishments in the field of digital agriculture. This…

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Pilot 1.3: Interview with farmer Pastiras Christos

We recently spoke with farmer Pastiras Christos who is part of DEMETER Pilot 1.3: Smart Irrigation Service in Rice and Maize Cultivation to learn more about his experience as part…

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