4D4F: Data Driven Diary Decisions for Farmers

Practical problem:

How to best use data to make real time decisions on dairy farms which result in improved farm sustainability, and improved welfare for both animals and farmers.


Innovation for Agriculture (UK), Institute for Agriculture and Fisheries Reaearch (BE), Estonian University of life Science (EE), LIBA (BE), Wim Govaerts and Co Cvba (BE), Latvian Academy of Science (LV), University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest (RO), Knowledge Innovation Market (ES), The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry (SE), Zuidelijke Land en Tuinbouw Organisatie (NL), Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Science (NL), Paragon Europe (MT), Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (ES), KU Leuven (NL), DeLaval International AB, (SE)

Project objectives:

The 4D4F thematic network is focused on developing a network for dairy farmers, dairy sensor technology suppliers, data companies, agricultural advisors and researchers, to explore ways to use data generated by dairy sensors to support improved decision making by dairy farmers.

Expected results:

Create a community of practice to share, debate, disseminate and support the implementation of innovative approaches to dairy management. Develop Standard Operating Procedures which can be integrated into the decision making process on farm. Link to relevant EIP operational groups. Collate all available systems in a Warehouse of Technology.

Results so far/first lessons:

The website WWW.4D4F.EU gives free access to: Best Practice Guides in 12 different Special Interest Groups, videos, case studies, infographics, details of available technology, and a forum that facilitates interaction. Bringing all relevant information to one place helps farmers make the correct investment decisions. Annual research priority reports identify gaps for future research.

Who will benefit: Dairy farmers, Veterinarians, Agricultural advisors, Technology companies, Researchers, Investors

Start: March/2016

End: February/2019

Budget: 2.105.796 €


The publication is based on EIP – AGRI materials.


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