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Improvement of productivity in arable and livestock farming

Campos de agricultores

This proposal attempts to develop the applications and tools to improve efficiency and productivity for arable and livestock farms in Andalusia, to guarantee their sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness.

It proposes the development of suitable technologies for the most representative products of the agro-industry in Andalusia. All types of techniques are considered: from the simple with low-cost application, recommended for small-scale farming, to those based on the most recent scientific advances, some of which will be perfected during the development of this proposal. These latest technologies are designed for large-scale use, for complex and large production units (extensive estates, cooperatives and productive association).

The development of this area of activity, therefore, will contribute to the streamlining, systematisation and in sum, boosting of the agricultural sector. This will make Andalusia a reference in the use of cutting-edge technologies for the streamlined and sustainable use of resources, with maximum respect for the environment. Another benefit is the improvement of socio-economic conditions of the rural environment, due to not only the financial and environmental benefits that the use of the proposed technologies bring, but also the increase in training of the users and the knowledge and control that they will have of their practices.

This area proposes the development of appropriate technologies for the most representative products in the Andalusian agro-industry. All types of techniques are considered: from the simple with low-cost application, recommended for small-scale farming, to those based on the most recent scientific advances, some of which will be perfected during the development of this proposal.

The techniques that will be carried out mainly deal with the implementation of new methods improving practices, the development of new varieties of products and the application of new techniques simply designed to improve certain work processes.

Also, as an additional activity to the project, the development of an agricultural social network is proposed, as a communication and interaction tool for the different agents involved in the sector (producers, transporters, distributors, consumers, exporters, etc.) and as a means of promotion of the brand image and direct marketing of the Andalusian agro-food products.

Lines of work

In this broad area of 'new technologies for the improvement in productivity of arable and livestock farming', general lines of work or themes have been defined, which will be complemented by development and innovation activities under the charge of technology-based companies and potential users of the new technologies.

The following table includes these lines and the CSIC institutes which will achieve the main objective of this area. This is the development of applications and tools to improve efficiency and productivity for the arable and livestock sector in Andalusia, to guarantee its sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness.

 

Cultivos hortícolas y frutales

Fruit and vegetable crops

IHSM
EEZ
IG

Drupas y semillas oleaginosas

Drupes (stone fruits) and oilseeds

IRNAS
IAS
IG
EEZ

Explotaciones animales

Livestock farming

EEZ