FIT aims to face challenges derived from the expected global population by 2050. It is important to face the reality that there’s a huge number of people to feed and the pressure of increasing demand for food falls into farmers who are already struggling with challenges like climate change and extreme weather conditions.
In order to overcome these challenges and be able to meet the production requirements of tomorrow, farmers must exploit data and the technology that can gather and interpret it for them. FIT is taking the interaction between farmers, their fields, and technology to a whole new level, by delivering smart data via an augmented reality display, FIT will provide farmers with a more streamlined crop management process that will maximise investments and profits while reducing costs and losses.
At the heart of the project is the augmented reality assisted Farmer’s Intelligence Toolkit (FIT) being developed by ICT provider Nexlys Lda., the project’s lead partner. By delivering intelligent data via an augmented reality display, FIT will allow farmers to interact with operational assets, this will be achieved by connecting and exchanging data with such existing technological sub-systems as irrigation, drones, and robotic and non-robotic field machinery via the Internet of Things.
According to the leader of the project, Pedro Branco, during the feasibility assessment, project researchers defined market niches and consumer needs, evaluated relevant legislation and ethical aspects, and identified and mitigated possible barriers to marketisation, most importantly, FIT’s technical feasibility and how commercialising it could help solve some of the economic and social challenges facing farmers today were determined.
FIT is an EU-funded project that began on 1st January 2019 and was concluded on 30th June 2019.
For further information about FIT, please visit https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/835892
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 835892.
About Nexlys Lda.
Nexlys Lda. is a global provider of integrated systems in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nexlys provides solutions, services, and technologies for mission and business critical information systems. Nexlys supports customers across several markets including telecom, medical, public sector, industry, aerospace, and defense.
Nexlys was born in 2018 and it’s based in Portugal.
The company operates a quality system following the ISO9001:2008 specification and offers outstanding value for money, combining very quality with competitive costs.