Olive grove care through Artificial Intelligence

olivar y Inteligencia Artificial


The Life-AIs consortium has received support from the European Union’s prestigious LIFE environmental programme. This consortium brings together two leading technology providers, Fede – the project leader – and Agerpix , along with three major producers: Castillo de Canena , Dominio Fournier bodega of the González Byass Wine Family and Agróptimum.

In the Life-AIs project, Fede joins forces with Agerpix, a digital agronomic service provider specialising in data processing and predictive modelling, to “see” crops by capturing images with 3D cameras and processing them with AI.The accuracy of the data generated from the valuable visual information makes it possible to monitor the condition of the plantations and to carry out high-precision field treatments and tasks.Life-AIs: See & Save, allows to know the vigour of the plantation, to obtain harvest forecasts and to detect diseases. All this valuable information facilitates high-precision plantation management based on visual information with excellent detail and temporal resolution that will translate into significant environmental and economic benefits for agricultural enterprises.

It is estimated that, during the 54-month duration of the project, Life-AIs will achieve a reduction of 604 tonnes of greenhouse gases. This figure will multiply to a decrease of 3,225 tonnes per year when the technology is implemented on approximately 97,437 hectares. These reductions translate into savings of up to 43% in plant protection products, up to 20% in fertilisers, up to 31% in fuel and up to 13% in electricity annually.  

These environmental achievements demonstrate the full alignment of Life-AIs with the objectives set by the EU Green Deal Farm to fork strategy.

Life – AIs

The Life-AIs consortium will demonstrate the emission reductions and savings of this innovation in vineyard, olive and pistachios plantations in Spain. To this end, trials will be carried out on 150 hectares of crops belonging to the Dominio Fournier vineyards (D.O. Ribera del Duero vineyards, Spain). Castillo de Canena (olive grove, Spain) and Agróptimum (pistachios, Spain).