John Deere is the largest global manufacturer of agricultural machinery and equipment and also the leading manufacturer in Europe in regards to production and technology development. There is a strong focus on smart farming, which uses satellite systems, wireless communication and big data analytics to increase crop yields in a profitable and sustainable way and to address the needs of food safety and security of a growing world population.
Competences & Capabilities
The participation in EIT Food is coordinated and managed by the John Deere European Technology Innovation Center (JD ETIC). As one of its key pillars ETIC extends John Deere’s partnerships with public research institutions, NGOs (CEMA, VDMA, VDI) and other companies in Europe.
Key focus areas are:
- Sustainable farming
- Automation & autonomy
- Artificial intelligence
- Sensor technologies
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
Develop in-depth knowledge about food systems through studying consecutively at three distinct European academic institutions and use your knowledge to drive the future transformation of the food system.
Gain an understanding of sustainable food production and the challenges that farmers face to offer a sustainable food supply.
Mycotoxins can significantly reduce food quality, especially in wheat production.
Precision agriculture has a high potential to improve farming practices leading to increased technical efficiency, better use of inputs, and therefore diminished environmental footprint.
New technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to farm businesses to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance yields and outputs, as well as reducing environmental impacts.
Consider ways arable farmers in the EU can use agri-tech to benefit business
Temperature fluctuations during storage of frozen foods result in big chunks of ice causing major quality defects of the product. A controlled deceleration of recrystallization processes can be achieved by specific ice structuring proteins (ISP). So far, the only food-grade available ISP are based on animal or GMO sources.
Farmers increasingly generate 'big' data about their fields.
Discover how innovative technologies could revolutionise the food sector
Knowledge of the food constituents (e.g. protein, carbohydrates) is important for consumers as indicators of nutritional value as well as for the food producers concerning processing quality.
The increasing public concern about food security and the stricter rules applied word wide concerning herbicide residues in the agri-food chain, reduce consumer acceptance of chemical plant protection.
Build your knowledge of food production challenges and technology
Agricultural technologies and innovations offer significant opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of farm businesses, through optimised yields, reduced environmental impact and increased profitability.
The European Food Systems Education and Training (EFSET) programme addresses the increasingly challenging array of food-related problems, such as food waste or malnutrition.
Partnering with the world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space
EIT Food's Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.