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Interview with farmers from Plantaze participating in DEMETER

Milena Peruničić and Katarina Pavićević from ’13. jul Plantaže’, one of biggest and most important producers of grapes, wines and grape brandy in South Eastern Europe, talk to us about their experience in DEMETER. The video in Montenegrin is available below and English subtitles are available by clicking the subtitles/closed captions (CC) option. Milena, can...
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Interview with farmer involved in DEMETER pilot

Edvard Shermandini from Georgia explains more about his experience in the DEMETER project.  Edvard is involved in Pilot 5.1 ‘Disease Prediction and Supply Chain Transparency for Orchards/Vineyards’. The pilot focuses on complete farm management in vineyards and orchards, providing pest and disease management tools to optimise pesticide usage and increase crop quality. It is running in Serbia,...
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Researchers in DEMETER publish new paper in MDPI Electronics

Researchers participating in DEMETER; Juan A. López-Morales and Antonio F. Skarmeta from University of Murcia, alongside Juan A. Martínez from Odin Solutions, have published a new paper titled ‘Improving Energy Efficiency of Irrigation Wells by Using an IoT-Based Platform’ in MDPI journal, Electronics. This work has been funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research...
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Interview Series: Bart Beusen from VITO

In this edition of our interview series, we catch up with Bart Beusen at VITO to learn more about pilot 3.4. Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project?   Hi, my name is Bart Beusen, I’m a researcher/data scientist at the remote sensing department of VITO....
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DEMETER presented at Greencities event

At the recent Greencities event, DEMETER was presented by Antonio F. Skarmeta of Universidad de Murcia in the FIWARE session focused on ‘Digitalising the Future of Water, 2020’. The objective of the session was to analyse how to overcome pressing challenges  from different perspectives and to understand how to do more with less water in...
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Interview Series: The Farmer Impact.

DEMETER’s aims to put digital means at the service of farmers. With this in mind, we catch up with one of the farmers invovled in our pilot project focused on IoT Corn Management and Decision Support Platforms. This pilot aims to improve improve greenhouse gas emissions and poor water quality that drive business risks in...
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Interview Series: Dimitris Katsantonis, ELGO

We chat to Dimitris Katsantonis from ELGO (Hellenic Agricultural Organization – “DIMITRA”) to learn more about the pilot project he is leading in Cluster 1 which focuses on water and energy management. Can you tell us a bit about your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project? ELGO (Hellenic Agricultural Organization – “DIMITRA”) is...
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DEMETER presented at Global IoT Summit

DEMETER was presented recently at the virtual Global IoT Summit (GIOTS) which took place on June 3rd. As part of the presentation on ‘Agri-food Research Centres as Drivers of Digital Transformation for Smart Agriculture’  by Juan Antonio Martinez of Odin Solutions (OdinS), Juan A. Lopez Morales and Antonio F. Skarmeta of University of Murcia (UMU),...
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Field equipment deployed for Montenegrin pilot

Finally, as the COVID19 situation is getting better in Montenegro, UDG and Plantaze started deployment of the field equipment for the Montenegrin pilot of H2020 DEMETER. The pilot partners are in the process of installing and configuring the weather station, pheromone insect traps equipped with HD cameras, and sensor nodes for soil moisture monitoring and smart...
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Interview Series: Azucena Sierra from Tragsa

In the next edition of our interview series, we catch up with Azucena Sierra from TRAGSA Group. Azucena is the leader of the Pilot Cluster 1. Can you tell us a bit about your organisation and your involvement in the DEMETER project? TRAGSA Group is a company which provides the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture with...