The AgrarIA project was created to drive digital innovation in the Spanish agri-food sector through cloud services. This strategic initiative aims to accelerate the digital transformation of the agri-food chain through a technology platform based on Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing that will enable initiatives to improve service to users and define new methods of agricultural production.
AgrarIA is a consortium made up of 24 entities including large companies, SMEs, research centres and universities, forming a research ecosystem with companies that are experts in the agricultural field and leaders in their sectors, such as Florette, Familia Torres and Casa Ametller. High-level technology companies in different areas of robotics such as Kivnon, Dronetools or Helix North, or leaders in Artificial Intelligence such as GMV.
Research organisations such as the BISITE Group of the University of Salamanca, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the University of Seville, and the Technological Institute of Castilla y León (ITCL) are also taking part.
The AgrarIA project involves research into the development of a platform based on artificial intelligence services, machine learning, internet of things and data analytics from AWS, such as AWS IoT Core, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon Athena, among others, which integrates all the necessary models and components of the value chain of the agricultural sector - production, processing and distribution. This platform will enable the definition of process flows that are integrated with the technologies necessary for their development, as well as other digital enabling technologies to deploy unique initiatives or specific use cases that favour a rapid, efficient, productive and sustainable transformation of the sector in the medium term.
The AgrarIA project is funded through the Artificial Intelligence R&D Missions Programme of the State Secretariat for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (File No. MIA.2021.M01.0004), corresponding to the funds of the Recovery, Resilience and Transformation Plan.