About: Overview

FIGARO, (Flexible and Precision Irrigation Platform to Improve Farm Scale Water Productivity) is a European wide research project, which aims to increase water productivity in major water-demanding crops and develop a cost-effective precision irrigation platform.

FIGARO focuses on significantly reducing the use of fresh water on farm level through developing a cost-effective, precision irrigation management platform. The European-wide consortium developed a holistic and structured precision irrigation platform, which offers farmers flexible, crop oriented management tool with DSS (Decision Supporting System) module to optimize irrigation and fertilizers dosing.

The project also contributes to the sustainable use of natural resources and adaptation of agriculture to climate change.

FIGARO is co-funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) for Research and Technological Development.

See the video presentation of the FIGARO project.