LivestockSense PI, Prof. Thomas Banhazi together with Annamaria Banhazi (Aghitech) participated in various meetings in Hungary, including meetings with AKI – Institute of Agricultural Economics to review the operational aspects of the LivestockSense project in Hungary.
The Hungarian components of the LivestockSense are represented by Dr. Ildikó Edit Tikász, Head of Department at AKI (pictured above), and Mr. Szilveszter Polatoy Deputy Director at AKI.
The Institute of Agricultural Economics Nonprofit Kft. (AKI), is the main research and knowledge center of agricultural economics in Hungary. AKI’s principal tasks are data and information management, and based on this, carrying out policy analysis-driven and practice-oriented research on farming, the agri-food supply chain, environmental management and rural development.
The LivestockSense project will improve the environmental performance of farming operations by facilitating the uptake of various PLF technologies, such as the Enviro-DetectTM and Weight-DetectTM sensor systems, that have been designed to monitor the thermal & ventilation performance of the buildings and general environmental quality inside and outside of livestock buildings, as well as other advanced AgTech technologies.
Additionally, Prof. Banhazi and Annamaria Banhazi also made their way by Denmark in early August of 2022, to participate in a number of meetings with various Danish organisations, including Innvite ApS who, together with Aarhus University (Prof. Claus Aage Grøn Sørensen), is partner in LivestockSense.
Innvite assisted in arranging some of the meetings, including a visit to the University of Copenhagen, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. The purpose of the visit was also to enhance the promotional, communication and dissemination strategy of the LivestockSense project.
Innvite provides strong expertise with EU-funded research and is the Work Package Leader on managing the Communication and Dissemination activities for the LivestockSense project.
LivestockSense is generously funded by the EU ICT-AGRI-FOOD funding scheme and co-funded by the various national funding bodies, including the Hungarian National Research, Development, and Innovation fund (NRDI), and the Danish Development and Demonstration Programme (GUDP).
Picture: Dr. Ildikó Edit Tikász (AKI) and Thomas Bjerre (Innvite ApS) gathered at a poster-session on LivestockSense in Aachen, October 2022