FarmSustainaBl

Project title: Enabling Smart Livestock Farming Technologies for Environmental Sustainability using Blockchain

Acronym: FarmSustainaBl

Project’s identification number: 119 ⁄ 2019

Project leader: Ec.Dr.Ing. George SUCIU (BEIA Consult International)

Project financed by UEFISCDI through the European and International Cooperation Program


Phase 1 – Requirements analysis – Research report on functional and non-functional requirements. 31/12/2019

Act 1.1 – Requirements analysis – A2(A) Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Phase 2 – State of the art and use cases – Research report on the current state of knowledge and use cases – 30/06/2020

Act 2.1 – State of the art – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 2.2 – Use cases and business cases – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Phase 3 – Architectures, methods and tools – Research report on architecture, functional specifications and tools needed for data analysis – 31/12/2020

Act 3.1 – Defining the architecture and functional specifications – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or with the dissemination of results

Act 3.2 – Methods and tools for data analysis in precision agriculture – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Phase 4 – Defining the platform – Research report on protocols, blockchain architecture and integration environment 30/06/2021

Act 4.1 – Protocols for data transmission from sensors – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 4.2 – Definition of the blockchain system architecture – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 4.3 – Initialization of the environment of continuous integration – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or with the dissemination of results

Phase 5 – Evaluation and validation – Test and validation report of the components – 31/12/2021

Act 5.1 – Defining the validation of evaluation criteria – A2 (A) – Industrial research in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 5.2 – Testing and evaluation of system components – A3 (A) – Experimental development in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Phase 6 – Integration, piloting and dissemination – Report on system integration and piloting, and dissemination of project results – 30/09/2022

Act 6.1 – System integration – A3 (A) – Experimental development in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 6.2 – System piloting – A3 (A) – Experimental development in effective collaboration or dissemination of results

Act 6.3 – Dissemination – D – Support activities (Dissemination; Participation in technical-scientific events; Participation in courses; Organization of courses; Working visits)

Act 6.4 – Patent – B1 – Innovation activities – patent protection


The main objective of the project is to apply a holistic approach for decreasing the GHG emissions derived from intensive livestock farming by optimizing the livestock production. For doing this, the consortium will monitor the animal feed, the animal behaviour and characteristics and the stable environment. Specifically, IoT devices will be installed in the farm for monitoring key parameters of
I) the stable environment (temperature, humidity, gas sensors (NOx, COx, CH4, NH3, etc.),
II) the animal (accelerometer, motion sensor, weight sensor, etc.) and
III) the feed (flow sensor, weight sensor, humidity sensor etc.).

A web based platform will be developed that will collect and analyse all the aforementioned data for providing recommendations to the livestock farming stakeholders (farmers, consultants etc) in order to take management decisions for reducing GHG emissions. In addition, BlockChain Technology (BCT) will be used in the platform for developing different features such as data protection, data privacy, data sharing, traceability and smart contracts among the livestock farming stakeholders. Specifically, the smart contracts feature of the platform will help livestock farming stakeholders to have contracts with better prices due to decreased GHG emissions.