Crop Monitoring as an E-agriculture tool in developing countries

E-AGRI ( is designed to address one of the objectives of the FP7-ICT-2009-6 call, namely the support to the uptake of European ICT research results in developing economies. The objective will be realized by setting up an advanced European e-agriculture service in two developing economies, Morocco and China, by means of crop monitoring via biophysical models and remote sensing.

AIFER - Anhui Institution for Economic Research (China)
Alterra - Wageningen UR
CAAS - Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, AGRI4CAST
INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (Morocco)
JAAS - Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences (China)
Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (Kenya)
VITO - Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek (Belgium)

2015 - Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 35, 157-167
New multi-model approach gives good estimations of wheat yield under semi-arid climate in Morocco.
Bregaglio, S., Frasso, N., Pagani, V., Stella, T., Francone, C., Cappelli, G., Acutis, M., Balaghi, R., Ouabbou, H., Paleari, L., Confalonieri, R.

2014 - Environmental Modelling & Software, 59, 44-58
Model simplification and development via reuse, sensitivity analysis and composition: a case study in crop modelling.
Stella, T., Frasso, N., Negrini, G., Bregaglio, S., Cappelli, G., Acutis, M., Confalonieri, R.

2014 - European Journal of Agronomy, 59, 78-85
Evaluation of WARM for different establishment techniques in Jiangsu (China).
Pagani, V., Francone, C., ZhiMingWang, Qiu, L., Bregaglio, S., Acutis, M., Confalonieri, R.

2013 - Agronomy for Sustainable Development, 33, 393-403
Wheat modelling in Morocco unexpectedly reveals predominance of photosynthesis versus leaf area expansion plant traits.
Confalonieri, R., Bregaglio, S., Cappelli, G., Francone, C., Carpani, M., Acutis, M., El Aydam, M., Niemeyer, S., Balaghi, R., Dong, Q.