The agriculture sector is of strategic importance for European society and economy. Due to its complexity, agri-food operators have to manage many different and heterogeneous sources of information. Agriculture requires collection, storage, sharing and analysis of large quantities of spatially and non-spatially referenced data.

These data flows currently present a hurdle to uptake of precision agriculture as the multitude of data models, formats, inter- faces and reference systems in use result in incompatibilities. In order to plan and make economically and environmen- tally sound decisions a combination and management of information is needed.

Impact and Expected Outcomes

Increase substantially the exploitation opportunities for open GI. Open GI data exchange could become via FOODIE easy as well as the governments will more and more understand that it is not their target to host data but to make them available that better decisions are done based on their data.