Introduction

The CRIFORA project is an innovation project funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The project started on 01.04.2022 and ends on 31.12.2024.

The CRIFORA project is an innovation project funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD). The project started on 01.04.2022 and ends on 31.12.2024.

Goal

Goal

The project-specific objective of the CRIFORA innovation project is twofold. The objective is to develop an evaluation tool that facilitates rapid and accurate assessment of field hamster and common vole populations and occurrences within an affected area. This endeavor entails two primary steps: first, identifying the optimal times in the year for detecting both species using drone flights, and second, programming an automated evaluation algorithm.

The project-specific objective of the CRIFORA innovation project is twofold. The objective is to develop an evaluation tool that facilitates rapid and accurate assessment of field hamster and common vole populations and occurrences within an affected area. This endeavor entails two primary steps: first, identifying the optimal times in the year for detecting both species using drone flights, and second, programming an automated evaluation algorithm.

Fundamentals

Fundamentals

To achieve these sub-goals, the project will evaluate and compare the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of various methods for detecting the European hamster and the field vole. These methods will be implemented multiple times throughout the year.

The development of the methodology will prioritize its generalizability, enabling its application to other regions beyond the project's scope. To achieve this transferability, we are collaborating closely with farms in Saxony-Anhalt that represent diverse cultivation practices, crops, climatic conditions, and geological formations.

To achieve these sub-goals, the project will evaluate and compare the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of various methods for detecting the European hamster and the field vole. These methods will be implemented multiple times throughout the year.

The development of the methodology will prioritize its generalizability, enabling its application to other regions beyond the project's scope. To achieve this transferability, we are collaborating closely with farms in Saxony-Anhalt that represent diverse cultivation practices, crops, climatic conditions, and geological formations.

Karte der CRIFORA Befliegungsstandorte

Conventional agriculture

Ecological agriculture

Conservative soil cultivation