LINKEM AND THE START UP BONIVIRI SIGN A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT FOR THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE AGRI -FOOD CHAIN
Boniviri, an innovative Sicilian start-up and benefit company specialized in the production of high quality and sustainable food, enhancing the work of excellent small local farmers in the Sicily region, and Linkem SpA , Italy's leading 5G telecommunications operator in the wireless ultra-broadband sector, have signed a partnership agreement to offer farmers who join the Boniviri project innovative 4.0 agriculture services.
Linkem4Farm intelligent agriculture services - developed in collaboration with XFarm and Farm Technologies - provide for the use of an integrated digital platform for farm management connected to a system of sensors that communicate with the mobile application, all through the cloud. Through smartphones and tablets, growers will be able to manage and coordinate corporate administrative activities digitally, automate activities such as stock control, machinery maintenance and export the specific documentation required for companies operating under organic farming, including export. specific documents for members of the GlobalGap.
Thanks to the agreement with Linkem, the farms participating in the Boniviri project will also be enabled to use the platform's Decision Support Systems, which will allow, thanks to forecasting models based on artificial intelligence, to consult the data coming from the field in real time. - such as soil humidity and temperature, salinity, conductivity, leaf wetness - and receive precise agronomic advice, for example on when and how to irrigate, thus improving the quality of production and management and effectively planning field work.
"Boniviri's mission is to create value with food for all the players in the agri-food chain, from farmers to consumers, and the partnership with Linkem represents a further step towards achieving our objectives that we have indicated in our Impact Map" he declared Corrado Paternò Castello, Co-founder and Administrator of Boniviri. “Thanks to this agreement, we will be able to provide our partner growers with innovative tools at advantageous conditions to make farm management more efficient and improve the production and sustainability performance of their activities”.
"Through the partnership with Boniviri we aim to further enhance and accelerate the digital transition not only in large national companies but also in small territorial realities that until now have had difficulty in approaching new technologies", declared Daniele Righi, Chief Innovation & Business Linkem Development Officer. "The technological solutions of Linkem 4Farm will allow an ever more complete digitalization of the agricultural supply chain and we hope that they will thus contribute to indirectly guarantee the excellence of the final product of the companies of the Sicilian territory, the pride of Made in Italy at an international level".
Thanks to Linkem4Farm, Boniviri takes a further step towards achieving the environmental and social objectives indicated in the Impact Map, the strategic document that identifies the company's long-term mission and objectives defined on the basis of the SDGs (the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations): safeguarding small Italian farms of value by making them prosperous and sustainable, making Boniviri products as eco-friendly and quality as possible and bringing the world of those who cultivate closer to that of those who consume through sustainability.
Linkem4Farm solutions will be added to the integrated ecosystem of services offered to Boniviri farmers, which will make it possible to improve farm management in terms of productivity and sustainability, thanks to the mapping of farm performance through innovative digital solutions and the identification of actions to reduce the environmental impact of activities in the countryside.