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Let's discover what Sarmenti's project is about? What challenges does the team needs to meet?
Demand for sustainably produced food is driving current strategies for intensification of the agricultural sector worldwide. To meet these challenges farmers will need to adopt a whole-farm approach to resource efficiency for increased productivity, centred on the greater application of knowledge per hectare. Optimising soil fertility will enable farmers to maximise their productivity and profitability with higher grass and crop yield and quality.
SARMENTI proposes to deliver more accurate
predictions of soil nutrient supply and gaseous emissions to improve nutrient
use efficiency, maximise crop growth and minimise environment losses. This will
be achieved by creating next generation reagent free sensor platforms that will
monitor in real-time and in-situ soil nutrient supply and environmental
conditions and inform fertiliser strategies environmentally & economically
sustainable. Coupled with the measurement of local environmental conditions, especially
harmful gas production just above the ground, SARMENTI will help the farmers by
providing digitised data to perform appropriate and timely actions regarding
fertilisation, which will have a direct impact on crop growth & yields,
environment, soil & water quality and reduce fertilisation costs. In
addition to soil nutrients in farming, other digitising applications include
water quality monitoring of surface, ground and drinking waters.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.