Jointly preparing the conditions in the agricultural and connected
sectors in the BSB area for the digital transformation
E X T E R N A L E X P E R T A R M I N E A B R A H A M Y A N
E M A I L : A R M _ A B R A H A M Y A N @ Y A H O O . C O M
DEVELOPMENT OF BSB SMART FARMING
Y E R E V A N 2 0 2 1
Who am I ?
Agronomist, Environmentalist, Doctor in plant ecology
EXPERT INNO -4 –AGRIFOOD (Granted by IMP3rove European Innovation Management
Academy, Düsseldorf, GERMANY)
Work Experiences in the International agriculture cluster and research organizations at
FEMAC (Spain), IRTA(Spain), ISEM(France), DU (Latvia) as an expert and project manager in
agri-food section, funded by Horizon2020, Eureka, IFAD, CIRAD, Life+, ESF etc.
Fundraising experiences more than 12 years
UN SDG and Futurearth Fund on Biodiversity-Based Solution to Sustainability
Challenges- The project titled “Biodiversity in action: accelerating data digitization
for innovative cropping system in Armenia” has awarded as one of the 10 world
innovative project in 2020.
National Node in GBIF
Biodiversity Data Digitization project national coordinator at ANAU
External Expert in GEF, UN, USDAI, IFAD, CARD
Lecturer at Armenian National Agrarian University
Researcher in Medicinal Plants Diversity, Sustainable Use and Innovative Cropping system
Head of International Research Programme Coordinating Unit
Founder at “Symphony of Nature”, Tea Company
Description of @Activity A.T2.2-
Development of BSB Smart Farming Platform Specifications
Quadruple Helixes approach E-trading & end users
External Experts join work
5 4 MONTHS
Goal of BSB Smart Farming Platform
Helping Farming communities become more competitive,
sustainable and productive by improving their businesses,
production processes, products and services through a
distributed self-sustainable ecosystem, supported by the
digitisation of services available through a joint
marketplace combined in a Black Sea Region.
Vision of BSB Smart Farming Platform
Technical/technological Gaps based on Research analysis
Lack of flexible, scalable and holistic tools to support farmer’s decision-making
Lack of simple and integrated tools to assess and optimize resources crossing the
different environmental and economic operational aspects of the farm.
Deficient knowledge to identify the potential of technical and technological
Lack of information on business models supported digital solutions.
Lack of market knowledge needs.
Lack of understanding of farming conditions and needs.
Lack of agronomic knowledge for the development of digital solutions for farming.
Lack of sufficient sensor fusion expertise to incorporate all relevant sources of data.
Lack of facilities (such as laboratories and other infrastructures) in an agricultural
context for customization, validation and testing of existing solutions or new
How this gaps addressed with the platform
One-Stop-Shop will provide:
Interdisciplinary and Cross-sectoral collaboration based on Quadruple Helixes
approach in Smart farming.
New platform for supporting digital innovation processes and cross-border
cooperation in BSB Region.
learning environment with e-learning modules, video recording or presentations on
IoT and Smart technologies in farming in general to enhance start-ups
Enhace start-ups in Smart farming through use-cases examples, local and EU funds,
provided template for Proof of Concept (PoC) in local 6 languages.
Fostering the cross-border trade opportunities for agricultural and agro-industrial
products and services.
Technology Suppliers and supporting organizations.
Special mentoring and advisory in technology and agronomics and also laboratories
and other infrastructures (academic and SMEs incoorporation).
STARTING POINT: to do list
Smart farming platform domain name
• Domain name will be discussed and selected by partners and
domain acquisition and hosting will be arranged by P2.
• ( e.g. Smart Farming Solutions in BSB, Agri Solutions 4 Future )
• Time: 1 Week
Discussion on Platform Content/Design
Time: 2 Week
Task 1: Sectoral Content
Sectoral approach in agriculture (Crop
production, Vegetable growing, fruits
and nuts production, viticulture and
wine production, greenhouse
production, animal production,
aquaculture, agriculture extension, food
Main actors: local farmers, SMEs, end-
Work Period: 15 days
Task 2: IoT, ST technology
IoT and technology providers shill be in
separate form based one developed
specifications (sensors, drones, IoT, ICT
tools, programmes in agri-food sector
by all value chains).
Work Period: 20 days
Task 3: Learning environment
E-learning modules, video recording or
presentations on IoT and Smart technologies
in farming in general, or/and relevant
multimedia materials for good practices in
smart farming, a broad database for smart
farming and IoT technologies available in
each partner country’s market and coming
up from research projects, supporting
organizations/infrastructure, their economic
and environmental benefits and
demonstration materials etc.
Work Period: 25 days
Task 4: Start up section
The section will be held in all partners
languages (6plus Turkish and Ukrainian) and
will include useful presentations of Smart
farming, including from the Investigation,
information about successful business cases, a
template for Proof of Concept (PoC) of
potential or existing start-ups in the area.
successful use cases (each partner
country at least 3 -5)
Each parner will provide content
materials in 50 pages of local
Template for Proof of Concept shill
Work Period: 20 days
Task 5: A section for servey
1 survey with stakeholders to collect and further share recommendations for
policy improvements based on feedback collected at the Platform.
Work Period: 10 days
Meeting 3 times per month
o To identify challenges
o To control synchronal data/ content collection
Duration: 40 minutes
The Task groups 2 will be guided by P3 to collect and adapt the content materials for the partner's languages sub-sections. It is provided that at least 50 pages of content will be needed to be translated in local languages (50 p. x 10 EUR - 500 EUR per partner)
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