3. AI applications for Earth Observation-based crop field risk management

Mentor: Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

‘AgriFood Lithuania’ (www.agrifood.lt) is a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) that brings together major research, business and public stakeholders in Lithuania for the common mission of transforming agriculture, food and associated sectors with digital-based innovations.

The mission of AgriFood Lithuania DIH is to contribute towards achieving the vision outlined in the EU Declaration of ‘A smart and sustainable digital future for European agriculture and rural areas’. As the only agriculture and food-focused DIH in Lithuania, the Hub is extensively working with and promoting breakthrough technology applications in AgriFood. Key areas of technological expertise include Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, remote sensing, Blockchain and Robotics. The DIH links its stakeholders with international and cross-sector initiatives to provide all-round support in the research, development and deployment of AgriFood Tech innovations, as well as strengthening the national and European technological infrastructure.

The DIH is participating in national and international agriculture and food focused innovation development and support projects, both directly and through its member organizations. AgriFood Lithuania is participating in the EU large-scale project SmartAgriHubs (www.smartagrihubs.eu) and acts as a national coordinating DIH in the organizational structure. The DIH is also co-organizing the international conference for business and policy leaders the ‘AgriBusiness Forum’ (www.digitalfarm.lt), and ‘Hack AgriFood’ (www.hackagrifood.lt) – the first hackathon in Lithuania focused on agriculture and food technology.Challenge Description: Exploratory solutions for AI model applications in various crop monitoring and disease risk management using satellite imagery and spectral data