Circular Economy 4 Tourism (I4DATA)

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Circular Economy 4 Tourism (I4DATA)

Key Objective

The Use Case aims to improve efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of current production methods.

Challenge Addressed

  • huge amounts of data are available from the numerous actors involved in the food value chain
  • low awareness of the importance of sharing these data
  • heterogenous datas sources need to be homogenized to create normalized data sets
  • data is currently collected by hand and recorded using a Farm Log

Type of Stakeholders

The Agrifood Cooperatives of the Balearic Islands represent 29 cooperatives of the Balearic Islands representing 6.000 farmers. 2 Wine Designation of origin
Case Study Acronym:I4DATA
Long Title of the Case Study:Circular Economy 4 Tourism
Case Study Main Contact:

Dolores Ordóñez

Countries involved and main place of the Case Study:Spain – Balearic Islands
Part of the Food System addressed:All

Case Study Summary

The case study aims to map all existing data sources that can boost the generation of an agri-food data economy, focusing on almonds and wine with a Designation of Origen D.O. (Denominación de origen), and those sold and produced by the cooperatives. Once we have demonstrated the importance of data management, we will then export this to the other cooperatives and farms in the Balearic Islands.

Collecting and sharing data is fundamental for increasing the sector’s efficiency and the resilience of the island. The Use Case aims to promote efficiency, facilitate sustainable actions and improve trading practices by:
a) inform and work with all stakeholders in order to establish the necessary ecosystem that can generate a data economy.
b) utilize the NADIA platform to collect and share all of these data amongst stakeholders.

The NADIA platform will facilitate the traceability of the products and make the certification process easier for farmers, while placing the agrifood sector of the Balearic Islands on the global level.  
The use case will also be used to improve and make old production methods more efficient, while reducing the environmental impact; it will contribute to improve logistics or to increase the efficiency in the offer & demand of local products; it will also contribute to put in place more circular economy projects to avoid the generation of waste in the food industry and much more, thanks to the data shared among the different stakeholders. It can better contribute to the circular initiatives already going on in the island (circular hotels), as well as generating new business models based on the traceability of the products or its certification
Thanks to the data provided by the use case together with that provided by the PLOUTOS, CPS4AGRI, TANGO, Quantifarm and SPADE projects we will be able to generate open data that will be useful for and used by the rest of the value chain. This will generate data economy that other sectors will be able to exploit which in term with enable crosslinked services to be generated with other sectors.
This project will contribute to accelerate the digital transformation of the agri-food sector and it will be completely aligned with the actions and aims of the DIH of the Balearic Islands (DIHBAI-TUR)

Motivation and key expected Outcome

Digitalisation is necessary to keep the agriculture sector alive and fundamental for the sustainability of the islands. Integrating data can increase efficiency and improve decision making capability.

Circular economy is a growing priority across the Balearic Islands with several interesting projects and initiatives already underway: Circular Hotels (recognised by UN-WTO. In this project, organic waste is collected from hotels and transformed into compost which is given to farmers to produce local products which then sold back to hotels); and circular initiatives using wool from autochthonous sheep which is transformed into new products.

The Use Case Leader AnySolution works on data spaces, and is the vice president of the national hub of Gaia-X and the coordinators of the European Data Space for Tourism (DATES)

Engaging the great diversity of actors that represent the entire agri-food chain, including the regional government provides additional opportunities such as the re-use of data from other projects.
The Island Concept that was developed during PLOUTOS has taken hold and needs to be further promoted. The concept is that there is no tourism, without agriculture because that is the agricultural sector manages the landscape.
Mapping and improving the data economy can increase its usefulness and efficiency.

Main Partners of the Case Study

AnySolution is the main organisation

Contact: Dolores Ordóñez

Contact: Juan Ortells

Contact: Pierrick le Guillou

Other Stakeholders involved in the Case Study realisation, but not direct project partners
  • Agrifood Cooperatives of the Balearic Islands
  • DO Pla i Llevant
  • Camp Mallorquí
  • Chamber of Commerce of Mallorca
  • University of the Balearic Islands
  • Regional Government of the Balearic Islands
  • DIHBAI-TUR, digital Innovation Hub of the Balearic Islands 

Addressing the
Food Value Chain

The whole food value chain will be addressed. Circularity is the new priority in the Balearic Islands where already different circular initiatives are being implemented.

The entire food value chain will be addressed. Circularity is the new priority in the Balearic Islands, with different circular initiatives are already being implemented

Cross collaboration
with other Projects or Initiatives

  • DATES: European Data Space for Tourism
  • H2020 PLOUTOS
  • HE Quantifarm
  • H2020 CPS4Agri
  • HE Tango

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