The services offered by DIH-LEAF are shown below. For any information about them or the provision of any of them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, referring the number of the service or services you may be interested in.
We enable the access to experimentation infrastructures to test and to validate high potential digital innovations for the products, processes or business models of organisations in the agricultural sector. These technologies have been validated and they are fully operational in each of their working contexts.
Available technologies for demonstration:
TA01 - Farming guidance systems and Tasks Automation of the fields
TA02 - Documentation and harvest weighing systems on harvesting machines.
TA03 - Ramp-height control system for the application of liquid or solid chemicals.
TA04 - Slurry Control, scheduling distribution flow and mapping technology
TA05 - Harvester production and humidity mapping technology
TA06 - Automatic dose mapping technology
TA07 – Greenhouse climate control
TA08 - Climatic chamber
TA09 – Electronic irrigation programmer
TA10 – Hive monitoring system
TA11 – IoT digital pest management system
TA12 – Automatic system for the control of water resources for irrigation purposes
We enable the access to experimentation infrastructures to test and to validate high potential digital innovations for the products, processes or business models of organisations in the livestock sector. These technologies have been validated and they are fully operational in each of their working contexts.
Available technologies for demonstration:
TG01 – Farming control and monitoring systems
TG02 – Traceability of animals through blockchain
TG03 – Digital genealogical book
TG04 – Big Data system for farming performance optimisation
TG05 – Automatic system for opening and closing poultry houses on domestic farms
We enable the access to experimentation infrastructures to test and to validate high potential digital innovations for the products, processes or business models of organisations in the forestry sector. These technologies have been validated and they are fully operational in each of their working contexts.
Available technologies for demonstration:
TF01 - Blockchain-based timber supply digital system.
TF02 – Forest plantation monitoring systems.
TF03 - Environmental condition monitoring systems for non-timber forest product production.
TF04 - Advanced environmental information analysis system.
TF05 – Invasive fauna control system
TF06 – Digitisation of processes in the woodworking laboratory and workshop
This service consists of a permanent technology watch task, through which, useful digital technologies for entities in the primary sector, are monitored at any moment. Therefore, we select the appropriate information channels (either from the DIH itself or from external sources as well), they are systematically tracked by selecting the updates in terms of available technologies and applying different (level of maturity, cost/benefit balance, technical requirements, etc.) to select them according to how they fit in with the needs of the entities requesting this service. The aim is to detect opportunities and threats, as well as to identify emerging technologies and technological discontinuities (disruptive or breakthrough innovations) at an early stage. Demanding entities are regularly informed of this catalogue of technologies updates.
The provision of this service consists, based on the technological surveillance previously described, in the digital diagnosis for entities in the agricultural, livestock, forestry and environmental sectors. A needs analysis and assessment of the state of digitalisation is carried out, thus evaluating the maturity of the different processes and digital assets of the organisation. The contribution of digital media to the development of the organisation in accordance with its vision, mission and values is also tested.
Digital transformation processes are unstoppable in many areas of production, including primary production, forestry and environmental management of the territory. However, just as in the industrial sphere it is adapting rapidly, its transfer to other productive spheres associated with the rural environment faces major structural problems: the dispersion of the population, the lack of information and telecommunications infrastructures, the ageing of the population, the slow incorporation of young entrepreneurs, the narrow profit margins of many farms, the management of volunteers in many environmental organisations, the lack of technological unification in service providers, etc. These factors hinder the transformation of the agricultural, forestry and environmental environment and DIH-LEAF aims to act with mentoring work that will lead the digital transformation of people, companies and organisations.
This service consists of the application of bioinformatics tools for studies under the One-Health perspective in the primary sector. A taxonomic and functional analysis of microbial communities is developed through the following steps:
-Sampling and purification of nucleic acids
-Sequencing of genomic material (NGS) (16S/18S/metagenomic analysis)
-Filtering, assembly and gene annotation
-Identification and compositional and functional analysis of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial communities.
The main objective focuses on the analysis of microbial communities to determine the health of soil, crop and/or animal diseases and to help decision-making to improve the environmental quality and the resilience of different production and environmental systems.
Regarding to pests, insect recognition and insect counting, it is carried out in drop traps or in trapping systems to monitor the progress of the pest. For automatic species recognition, machine vision systems are used to capture and process thermal images that are analysed to measure the heat irradiance emitted by some species. In addition to detecting the presence of animals, a classification of them is possible, allowing differentiation between species.
By combining IoT technology with livestock husbandry, we can monitor and adjust the livestock rearing environment in real time to achieve high performance and greatly reduce labour costs.
By controling the environment of livestock farms, we can efficiently and digitally monitor the breeding process.
It is possible to determine the real irrigation needs for certain crops, based on meteorological information, soil condition and plant data, all collected and stored in a database. Plant needs are determined by the high nutrient and water requirements of some crops during certain phases of their vegetative cycle.
It is assumed that irrigation needs depend on the needs of the crop at each moment and the effective rainfall.
Through the use of Artificial Intelligence algorithms, the most accurate predictions are calculated in order to know the irrigation needs in advance and thus, to be able to carry out the appropriate supplies and management.
Collaborative laboratories and citizen science, thanks to the use of applications and digital platforms that control and monitor the ecological state of ecosystems, represent an innovative strategy to involve different groups and people, with or without previous knowledge, in the conservation of nature and the optimal management of natural resources, reaching through a technological way, quality data with great environmental, training and educational utility.
Thereby, this use will be promoted among students, teachers, volunteers, non-governmental organisations, companies, public and private institutions, etc., of digital platforms and/or apps and/or similar tools that evaluate the state of conservation of different ecosystems or the degree of evolution of different environmental problems, for example, always with the aim of co-creative generation of series of conservation recommendations and future lines of research and development of solutions.
Remote sensing has evolved in recent years turning out to be a direct source of information for large-scale forest and agricultural harvesting management. The development of services and products that exploit this information, in many cases free of charge, can serve as a test for farms. Copernicus, the European Commission's programme, has revolutionised the access to data, making it easier for the end user in its use and management.
The proliferation and use of applications on mobile devices is facilitating the use of technical work applications on these terminals without a complicated learning curve for the user. Thus, thanks to the GPS chip, photography and data are becoming essential devices for data collection in the field for forestry and agricultural operations. Multi-platform systems allow these devices to collect data without the need for coverage and synchronise with a server when retrieved, thus providing a robust office-field analysis system. The integration of the systems with official data services such as land registry or SIGPAC makes much easier the management of these farms.
In addition, we can provide advice on the use of any other digital solutions related to the management of forestry territories..
The control of the presence and the pressure on the territory is an important need in agriculture and forestry. The development of perimeter controls is more suited to urban and industrial environments. However, there are sensor-based control and passage techniques that can be adapted to open and large environments. Intelligent object detection (object mining) and automatic learning (machine learning) allow software to be trained to detect possible events, and thus to develop applications with an alert system for what the application can interpret as an important event.
Carrying out physical and chemical analyses on different agricultural matrices: soil, plant material, animal feed and organic waste, using certified methodologies. These results cam be incorporated into a software that allows the standardisation of the results of different analysis systems and different laboratory technicians, in order to draw up results reports and to carry out is interpretation.
Through a survey of the digital terrain model of the plot and the mapping of the soil through apparent electrical conductivity (CEap), a series of digital maps are obtained to evaluate the state of the soil at a physical, chemical and thermal level, being able to make decisions and interpret the agronomic problems or circumstances faced by the crops grown on the plot.
The head of the equipment must be brought close to the surface to be measured, previously placing the appropriate grid depending on the matrix to be characterised. In each measurement, which lasts one second, 500 flashes of light are emitted and collected by the different detectors, thus obtaining the most representative average.
The MULTIPLEX processor calculates the different indices, whose georeferenced values are taken to generate the maps. These georeferenced values are processed through geostatistical tools to obtain the specific maps for each parameter.
The volume of security activities is so extensive that our service is based on an in-depth analysis of the problem and offers a tailor-made solution for the client. The designed roadmap involves existing and commercial technologies, adaptation of proprietary tools and training.
A highlight of this service is the design of customised solutions using Bluetooth beacon and high-power radar technologies, biometric sensors, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) technologies and AI (artificial intelligence) services integrated with distributed decision-making systems and central monitoring systems.
Implantación de medios de comunicación para el intercambio de experiencias por sectores (agrícola, ganadero, forestal y medioambiental). El servicio consistirá en la creación de un espacio dedicado para el sector, preferentemente mediante el uso de medios / aplicaciones ya existentes (Teams, Workspaces, etc.) con el objetivo de facilitar la interacción y el intercambio de experiencias entre los participantes del DIH. Estos espacios permiten crear grupos, chat, salas, reuniones y transmisión de videos en vivo para que las personas se comuniquen y trabajen en conjunto.
DIH-LEAF offers training and capacity building services for managers and staff of different organisations, at a basic, intermediate and advanced level. These services include specific training for the safe and efficient operation of agricultural machinery equipped with the latest technologies (GPS-based autoguidance systems, ISOBUS, variable rate fertiliser systems, data collection of harvest quantity and quality, spectral images obtained by fixed or mobile systems, etc.).
Programmes are also developed for the technical and transversal training of unemployed people who can develop emerging professions in the primary sector.
In this way, actions, courses and conferences will be organised on different topics, on sustainability and preservation of natural resources and their interrelation with the processes of digital transformation.
A web platform is available with more than 300 public subsidies and grants available at European, national, regional and provincial level. It contains related information of interest to businesses such as guides, tools and self-diagnoses of the financial situation and the public aid available for the profile of each company.
The platform also offers the possibility of directly applying for financing, as well as unlimited access to guides and financial management tools. In addition, registration on the platform allows, via subscription, the reception of a newsletter personalised for each user according to their preferences.
Within the platform you can start contracting other specific and personalised services for each business, such as online advice from expert consultants to clarify specific doubts about projects and/or activities, as well as the necessary and available financing for your individual case, definition and implementation of your financing strategy combining the different public aids available.
Dissemination is carried out through the official communication channels of DIH-LEAF, as well as through other usual means of communication in the agricultural, livestock, forestry and environmental sectors.
Thus, the development of two citizen participation actions is proposed:
Environmental volunteering: Conservation and environmental education campaign, which aims to raise awareness among the general public about the importance of protecting our ecosystems while carrying out direct actions to conserve biodiversity (planting trees, collecting waste, making and placing nesting boxes ....).
Land stewardship: A tool that promotes the voluntary involvement of owners and users in the conservation of nature, the landscape and the cultural heritage located on their farms and in their surroundings.
Technological development aspects will be introduced throughout this programme.