Sustainable Agricultural Practices and Incentives for ENvironmental Care Ecosystems

Incentivising sustainable PRACTICES in agriculture

SAPIENCE is an EIT Climate KIC Pathfinder project. Through the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in the fields to monitor agricultural practices, it creates a system that incentivises and rewards virtuous behaviours. For 2020 it focuses on efficient and sustainable use of irrigation water between different pilot sites, dedicated to the production of wine and horticultural products.

Besides monitoring and actuating purposes, quite common in many agritech use-cases, IoT devices will also serve relevant data to a distributed ledger using blockchain technologies to manage rewards and share profits amongst those farmers whose virtuous behaviour contributed to achieving water saving targets.

SAPIENCE project is a EIT Climate-KIC funded activity