In may 2020, the AGROS programme was launched with a digital kick-off during which the plans for the coming four years were explained. The programme is developing agrotechnologies to support ecological and biological processes in the greenhouse horticulture, arable farming and dairy industries. The AGROS programme is a collaboration between Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and 26 private partners, with funding provided by two of the government’s ‘Top Sectors’ programmes: Agri & Food and Horticulture & Raw Materials.
‘AGROS’ stands for ‘Evolution to sustainable AGRicultural Operation Systems’. The main goal is to develop tools that can steer production towards more efficiency in the deployment of energy, water, plant protection products and labour. The knowledge learned from the research and experiments and the professional guidance provided will benefit the participating arable and dairy farmers, horticulturalists and technology companies.
To learn more about the influence of the program on all three use case, click here for more information: https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/plant-research/show-wpr/AGROS-programme-launched-businesses-work-with-WUR-to-optimise-agroecology-with-technology.htm