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Dimitrios Papadakis

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Dimitrios Papadakis

  1. 1. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. An advisory platform for small farmers Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 Dimitrios Papadakis, Evenflow
  2. 2. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 Global demand for food is rising Food production needs to meet this demand, whilst: …becoming sustainably resource-efficient, and ...without damaging the environment. Earth Observation can support these goals …but uptake is currently limited by affordability and accessibility Problem statement
  3. 3. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 APOLLO is a Horizon 2020 Innovation Action aiming to create a commercial advisory platform for small farmers in Europe based on EO data Submitted to the call “Bringing EO applications to the market” (EO-1-2015) Coordinated by Draxis Environmental S.A. (Greece) 9 partners, 34 months, EUR 2,2 Mn Started on 1st of May 2016 The APOLLO project
  4. 4. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 Small farms represent an opportunity Most EU farms are small (< 5 ha), but few take advantage of Earth Observation Small farms: struggle to exploit economies of scale have limited production levels are hampered by the costs and risks of high-tech procurement APOLLO exploits the market niche for affordable, easy-to-use farm advisory services, tailored to the needs of small-scale farmers. Why target small farmers?
  5. 5. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 The APOLLO suite of farm management advisory services covers: Tillage Scheduling: designation of optimum soil workability Irrigation Scheduling: irrigation needs and dosage recommendations according to plant growth, taking into account precipitation Crop Growth Monitoring: allows evaluation of crop adaptability, identification of field problems and determination of VAR zones Crop Yield Estimation: enables the analysis and comparison of field productivity and allows a more effective transfer from farm to the industry (market vs storage) APOLLO services and solutions
  6. 6. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016
  7. 7. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 APOLLO will develop cost-effective and affordable services which: Take advantage of free and open Copernicus data (resolution, revisit time) Use state-of-the-art agronomic models Implement an automated processing chain Do not require ground-based sensors Are piloted and tested with real users APOLLO differentiators
  8. 8. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 APOLLO pilot sites APOLLO services will be trialed in three pilot sites (Greece, Spain and Serbia), through the farmer associations in the consortium. Municipality of Pella, Greece Agricultural Cooperative of Pella Municipality of Ruma, Province of Vojvodina, Serbia Association of Farmers of the Municipality of Ruma La Mancha Oriental, Spain AgriSat
  9. 9. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 APOLLO aims to create an operational commercial platform with a strong user base willing to pay for sustainable services. Key challenges include: Ensuring sufficient user engagement and developing a customer base Building a strong business case, identifying the appropriate pricing strategy and retention scheme Extending beyond the 3 pilot sites, adapting to local specificities Stay in touch for updates! Towards a commercial service platform
  10. 10. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 687412. Geospatial World Forum Rotterdam 25.05.2016 Dimitrios Papadakis Communication Manager Evenflow Thank you!

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