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NUTRIA - New process for the treatment of waste water from the Food Industry

Project Title :
New process for the treatment of waste water from the Food Industry

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica SL
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
NUTRIA project will be devoted to the development of a new tool for waste water treatment, that will be cheap, efficient, environmentally-friendly, and easy-to-apply for the food and agriculture SMEs.
NUTRIA will focus, in a first instance, in using technology to diminish the inherent problems in
eliminating water contamination in wineries, being the results beneficial for other agricultural companies.
The need to deal with the current environmental legislation complicates the continuation and creation of new enterprises, due to the high cost of existent waste water treatment processes. NUTRIA emerges as a solution to this problem, using solar light as energy source and new nanomaterials based on titanium oxide to reduce the toxic materials content by promoting photocatalytic processes in their surface.
The project will benefit small wineries and companies of the agricultural sector that will gain access to a new and affordable technology.

NUTRIA is coordinated by Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica SL (Spain) and is implemented with the contribution of University of Rioja (Spain), IFV (France), and Ecocene association (France).
IFV’s will contribute to the development of a photocatalyst system to treat winery waste water, will implement a pilot test, and disseminate results to the wine industry.

Contact :
Jean-Michel Desseigne

VITISAD - Sustainable viticultural strategies and practices for adapting to climate change

Project Title :
Sustainable viticultural strategies and practices for adapting to climate change

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : NEIKER Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
The project aims to promote adaptation to climate change and the prevention and management of climate risks in the vineyards of the western part of the POCTEFA area (French and Spanish Pyrenees).
Different practices will be evaluated not only through classical agronomic trials but also through demonstration plots with winegrowers, transferring the results both to the wine sector and to administrative authorities for possible inclusion in future strategies and action programmes. The aim is to demonstrate and implement techniques that make it possible to maintain the quality of wines under the conditions of climate change, while avoiding the environmental risks that future climatic conditions could entail, such as soil erosion.
The cross-border dimension of this cooperation project is strong: results obtained in one region can be transferred to other regions.
Together with the main results of the project, a practical guide for sustainable crop management will be published, adapting it to a climate change scenario in which the soil, the health of the vineyard and the most suitable planting material will be taken into account. Winegrowers, wineries and public administrations will benefit from these results.

IFV’s will implement field experimentations in its vineyard and participate to communication and dissemination activities.
The project is coordinated by NEIKER (Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario) situated in Euskadi region, with the participation of other Spanish partners: the government of Rioja (Dirección General de Agricultura y Ganadería del Gobierno de La Rioja), Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural,Agricultura y Ganadería, de Gobierno de Navarra and French partners : Chambre d’Agriculture des Pyrénées Atlantiques and the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV).

Contact :
Thierry Dufourcq

VINIoT - Developing SME digitalisation and precision viticulture through a network of IoT sensors in the vineyard

Project Title :
Developing SME digitalisation and precision viticulture through a network of IoT sensors in the vineyard

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : AIMEN (Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste)
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
The project aims to create a new monitoring system for vineyards in the South West of Europe (SUDOE area) enabling to provide real time information on the grape quality, the fields and vine plant status. The aim is to monitor the hydric and maturity status of the grape or the presence of bioagressors though specific risk alerts to the people in charge of the vineyard (ie technicans) thus enabling them to detect problems earlier, reduce cost production and optimize the harvest and the quality of wine.

The monitoring service will result from the combination of two main technologies in the frame of an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture: multispectral imagery and soil sensors. The VINIOT service will be implemented by the project’s partners and the VINIoT hub will put into contact the service providers with users, taking into account their geographical localization, the type of grape produced and other regional specificities. Knowledge produced within the project will be openly shared.

IFV’s will implement field experimentation in its vineyard in order to provide reliable references and test the different technologies. IFV will implement field demonstrations in the frame of its “Digiferme” site and participate in the dissemination of results in the wine sector.

The project includes partners from France (IFV, INRAE) with two wineries as associated beneficiaries (Vinnovalie and NEOTERA Cave du Grand Narbonne), Portugal (ADVID: Douro wine grower association), and Spain (Government of Rioja, AGACAL Galician food quality association, and FEUGA Gallician technology transfer foundation, along with several associated wineries).

Contact :
Carole Feilhès

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I2CONNECT - Connecting advisors to boost interactive innovation in agriculture and forestry

Project Title :
Connecting advisors to boost interactive innovation in agriculture and forestry
Funding : H2020 RUR 16
Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agricultures (APCA)
Status IFV: Third party of ACTA

Summary :
The i2connect project aims to fuel the competencies of advisors who will support and facilitate interactive innovation processes responding to multiple challenges in European agriculture and forestry. This facilitation requires awareness, new tools and methods, motivational and organisational approaches for advisors. The strategy in i2connect is to use the existing advisor networks and the experiences of success in different contexts to create a broader network and momentum of change enabling a new culture of bottom up led innovation support. This resource of over 40,000 advisors are critical actors supporting agriculture and forestry on the ground and must be influenced in this project to support interactively innovation with particular emphasis on EIP 2020 target of 3,500 operational groups and beyond.
The i2connect consortium is composed of 24 beneficiaries from 16 European countries.
IFV’s will participate in cross visit activities and will provide and supporting adequate training material for advisors in the field of viticulture and enology.

Contact :
Eric Serrano

PERFECT LIFE - PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies

Project Title : PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies
Funding : LIFE
Duration : September 2018 – August 2022
Coordination :  Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM) Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The project aims to demonstrate the reduction of the environmental contamination of pesticides and their metabolites in the air in order to decrease of the pesticide risk for fauna, flora and humans.

This general objective leads to the following specific objectives:

  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticide sprayed using recent Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment tools (OVRA) without affecting the efficacy of applications, both in citrus, with the ‘CitrusVol’ tool, and vineyards, with the ‘Dosaviña’ tool.
  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticides in the atmosphere using developed drift reducing tools ‘TOPPS-PROWADIS drift evaluation tool’ and ‘Air-assisted sprayer vertical pattern tool’, and drift reducing techniques (low-drift nozzles, deflectors, etc.). .
  • To improve the knowledge of farmers, agricultural technicians, administration and governments about Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment and drift reduction tools to achieve an environmentally sustainable production.
  • To obtain a procedure for pesticides application with low emissions to the atmosphere and therefore with low impact over environment and people.
  • To modify, demonstrate and validate that an instrument developed through former Life project can be used for the direct measurements of pesticide in the air, including a business plan for its future exploitation.
  • To identify chemicals or secondary contaminants from the atmospheric degradation of pesticides and compounds used in their formulation that pose further health and environmental hazard due to their higher toxicity.
  • To identify chemicals and biomarkers of exposure in biological samples to have a better knowledge of their concentrations and to protect human health.
  • To promote the implementation of the Directive 2009/128/EC in Mediterranean Countries to achieve sustainable use of pesticides and to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment according to REACH.

IFV’s will participate in the project’s activities bringing the expertise of the Ecotech unit, specilised in spraying issues.

Xavier Delpuech


EURAKNOS - Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System

Project Title : Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System
Funding : H2020 RUR-15
Duration : January 2019- December 2020
Coordination :  University of Ghent
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary : EURAKNOS aims to boost the compilation of knowledge ready for practice by intensifying interaction between various agri-food or forestry networks thereby maximising outputs for practitioners.

The project focuses on widening existing thematic network outputs in an interactive way, both content-wise and in terms of geographical coverage, and avoiding duplication with the existing networks. Cross-fertilisation will be organised among countries, regions and production systems. EURAKNOS will tackle the data management with a view to ensure sustainability of these knowledge networks and maximise their outputs for end-users. To this end, EURAKNOS aims to stimulate the exchange of existing approaches, methodologies and tools between the different multi-actor thematic networks and EIP-Agri operational groups and search for a harmonised approach.

This project will also explore the end users’ needs and possibilities of setting-up a European agricultural knowledge and innovation open source system that may connect all Thematic Networks.

IFV’s brings its experience of the thematic network Winetwork, dedicated to compiling scientific and practical knowledge on two main diseases in the vineyard (flavescence dorée and grape trunk diseases).

Eric Serrano


INNOSETA - Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

Project Title : Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems
Funding : H2020
Duration : 2018-2020
Coordination : Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Agricultural Machinery Unit)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
The main objective of INNOSETA is to set up an Innovative self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising (SETA)  to contribute in closing the gap between the available novel high-end crop protection solutions either commercial or from applicable research results with the everyday European agricultural practices by promoting effective exchange of novel ideas and information between research, industry, extension and the farming community so that existing research and commercial solutions can be widely communicated, while capturing grassroots level needs and innovative ideas from the farming community.

INNOSETA focuses on

  • Synthesizing research results and industrial products available on the market on spraying equipment, training and advising (SETA).
  • Assessing farmers’ needs, innovative ideas and interests of best practices for spraying technologies and diffusion of these innovations within the social systems
  • Generating interactive and multi-actor innovation at regional level, supporting cross-border collaboration and ensuring the sustainability and links of the interregional multi-actor network on SETA with the EIP-AGRI and other EU wide initiatives. In this WP, recommendations, practice abstract required by the EIP-AGRI and policy briefs on SETA will be produced.
  • Setting up the “SETA Platform” supporting the creation of a SETA virtual Community
  • Conducting interactive dissemination activities

This project involves 14 partners including different academic centers such as l’Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (France), the University of Torino (Italy) or the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Belgium) and associations such as the European Agricultural Machinery (CEMA), the European Association of Farmers (COPA-COGECA) or the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). The Spanish farmer association UPA also participates at the national level.

Sébastien Codis




NEFERTITI - Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration

Project Title : Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration
Funding : H2020 –RUR 12 ( Rural Renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities)
Duration : January 2018-january 2022
Coordination : ACTA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :
NEFERTITI is a unique project that establishes 10 thematic networks bringing together regional clusters (hubs) of demo-activities and the involved actors. The project focuses on creating added value from the interactive exchange of knowledge and technical content among farmers and AKIS actors (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems) in order to: o    boost innovation; o    improve peer to peer learning and o    improve network connectivity between farming actors over Europe.

A monitoring and learning program supports the systematic extraction of lessons learnt, lessons to be shared with wide audiences including AKIS actors and public authorities. A web based platform unlocks the experience, actors, demonstration details and the related content for wide spread sharing, enhanced by dedicated production of relevant material in each language of the project ’partner The overall objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide highly connected network of well-specified demonstration and pilot farms, which is designed to enhance thematic knowledge exchanges, cross fertilisation among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques. To achieve this goal, project will achieve the following objectives: At the support level: o    Developing Dynamic Action Plans by identifying the needs of demonstration actors and networks in terms of knowledge and know-how for networks ‘activities taking into account the diversity of EU AKIS. o    Supporting cycles of demo-activities and peer-to-peer learning in the regional hubs that will be established involving all relevant AKIS actors. OB is aimed at learning by doing on how to improve uptake of knowledge among farmers and improve science-practice interactions; o    Establishing a web-based platform including knowledge reservoirs related to demo-activities including ready-to-use knowledge from other national, EU and EIP related projects organised by themes and sectors. At the coordination level: o    Establishing and sustaining interactive thematic networks at regional, national and EU levels by sectors and themes (and with the EIP related projects/landscape) to boost knowledge exchanges and cross fertilisation; o    Fostering the learning process of all actors involved in demo-activitiesthroughout the networks to identify best practices for demonstrations and interactivity between demonstrations on similar themes over Europe; o    Improving the policy dialogue and networking the regional European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) managing authorities to ensure the network sustainability; o    Promoting effective use of demo-and network activities by communicating and disseminating the practical oriented outcomes adapted at local level. ACTA, Association de Coordination Technique Agricole (France) will lead the NEFERTITI project where 25 partners from Academia, Farmers’ association, Research center, extension services from across Europe will work together on this 4-year extensive project. IFV’s role is to coordinate a thematic network on “pesticide use reduction in the production of grapes, fruits and vegetables”. 

Fanny Prezman

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ADVICLIM - High resolution study of viticultural adaptation and mitigation scenarios

Project Title : High resolution study of viticultural adaptation and mitigation scenarios
Funding : LIFE Environment (LIFE13 ENV/FR/001512)
Duration : 5 years (July 2014 – June 2019)
Coordination : Université Rennes 2/ CNRS
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

In the current context of climate change, the wine industry is facing multiple challenges, including adapting its practices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to its activities.

In response to these challenges, recognising the need to assess climate and its impact on viticulture at the vineyard scale, the LIFE-ADVICLIM project aims to study climate change adaptation and mitigation scenarios for a range of vineyards which represent the climatic diversity of European wine regions.

The LIFE-ADVICLIM project will develop climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies which can be adapted to European wine regions, and demonstrate their application at the vineyard scale. The project’s measurement network and web platform will enable wine producers to assess the impacts of climate change on their plots, simulate adaptation scenarios, and measure the greenhouse gas emissions related to their practices. These technologies are being tested on demonstration sites in five European vineyards regions: Cotnari, Rheingau, Bordeaux, Sussex and Val de Loire, thanks to funding from the European Life programme.

Sophie Penavayre


NoAW - No Agro-Waste : Innovative approaches to turn agricultural waste into ecological and economic assets

Project Title : No Agro-Waste : Innovative approaches to turn agricultural waste into ecological and economic assets.
Funding : H2020- Waste 7
Duration : 2016-2020
Coordination : INRA
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

Driven by a “near zero-waste” society requirement, the goal of NoAW project is to generate innovative efficient approaches to convert growing agricultural waste issues into eco-efficient bio-based products opportunities with direct benefits for both environment, economy and EU consumer. To achieve this goal, the NoAW concept relies on developing holistic life cycle thinking able to support environmentally responsible R&D innovations on agro-waste conversion at different TRLs, in the light of regional and seasonal specificities, not forgetting risks emerging from circular management of agro-wastes (e.g.contaminants accumulation).

By involving all agriculture chain stakeholders in a territorial perspective, the project will: •    develop innovative eco-design and hybrid assessment tools of circular agro-waste management strategies and address related gap of knowledge and data via extensive exchange through the Knowledge exchange Stakeholders Platform, •    develop breakthrough knowledge on agro-waste molecular complexity and heterogeneity in order to upgrade the most widespread mature conversion technology (anaerobic digestion) and to synergistically eco-design robust cascading processes to fully convert agro-waste into a set of high added value bio-energy, bio-fertilizers and bio-chemicals and building blocks, able to substitute a significant range of non-renewable equivalents, with favourable air, water and soil impacts and •    get insights of the complexity of potentially new, cross-sectors, business clusters in order to fast track NoAW strategies toward the field and develop new business concepts and stakeholders platform for cross-chain valorisation of agro-waste on a territorial and seasonal basis.

Valérie Lempereur