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A new European project namely AGRARIAN, standing for SpAce-AIr-Ground Last Mile InfRastructure & Dynamic PrOgrAmmable DistRibuted EnvIronment For Edge FArmiNg, held its hybrid kick-off meeting, on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 March 2024 at NCSR Demokritos campus in Athens, Greece.


AGRARIAN is a three-year project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme, aiming to accelerate last mile and edge adoption in the rural ecosystem and assess their impact as a whole in a multi-disciplinary manner. The ADSS (agricultural decision support system) to be developed will facilitate the adoption process and disrupt the ecosystem via its innovative technologies. To achieve this vision in a heterogeneous environment, it is crucial to involve different stakeholders and follow a multi-disciplinary and inclusive approach.

The AGRARIAN partnership consists of 13 organisations spread over 9 countries in Europe. The project team represents organizations of all sizes, farming associations, livestock, industry, SMEs, research institutes, and universities. The AGRARIAN team exactly achieves this balance in expertise, technology skill sets and societal aspects as well. The consortium comprises experts in non-terrestrial, edge and AI/ML technologies, agricultural stakeholders, and organizations with long experience in hosting open calls, all focused on fostering a framework for rural business engagement, societal inclusion and empowerment.

  1. NCSR-D – National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
  2. DLR – Federal Republic of Germany’s research centre for aeronautics and space
  3. LEO –  Global industrial group in Aerospace, Defence & Security
  4. SIM – Romanian software company
  5. UBO – Ubotica Technologies Ireland
  6. ADRE – Greek software company
  7. APPR – Forum of Professional Farmers and Processors in Romania
  8. AVIPE – Association of Wine Growers of the Municipality of Palmela, Portugal
  9. PRACTIN – Greek consultancy company
  10. EPSILON – Technology Resources Engineering & Consulting Group
  11. MAICH – Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania
  12. TERRA – Swiss software company
  13. SATEL –  Satellite communication service provider

The meeting included discussions on the project’s work plan as well as short introductions between the consortium partners.

To stay tuned with the project’s endeavours, you can visit the AGRARIAN website and follow its Social Media pages on Linkedin, Twitter.

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