Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (DAKIS)
Innovative integration for landscape smart agriculture
The goal of the “Digital Agricultural Knowledge and Information System (DAKIS)“ project is to develop a new decision support system, which enables the management of the non-commodity products of today, such as ESS and biodiversity, as “products” of agricultural activities with an economic value. DAKIS will introduce a flexible work oganisation that will enable resource efficient sustainable production controlled by market and societal demand and cooperation among farms. This will be achieved via the use of real-time digital information systems, and autonomous, interlinked, small-scale robots. By the end of the project, a proto-type of the DAKIS will be delivered, which will demonstrate the feasibility and beneficial effects of diversified small-scale land use in two test regions in Brandenburg and Bavaria.
In DAKIS different information will be bundled. First, landscape data collected by satellites and sensors will be transferred to the database in real time, supplemented by market data and information from computer models based on it. Farmers can then use these data to make important decisions for their farms. In this context, new communication channels will be established for cooperation between farmers, consumers and society in order to achieve increased ESS and biodiversity throughout the region.
The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), which provides 7.4 million euros over five years.