Driving Progress:

Charting Digital and Data Routes for European Livestock Tracking

The livestock sector faces substantial sustainability challenges across environmental, economic, and social realms.

The lack of data harmonization, standardization & interoperability

of specific

Low utilization
of public-private

Insufficient collaboration between actors in the agrifood value chain

Deficiency of solutions
for tracking, health,
policy monitoring

What will Digi4Live do?

Digi4Live aims to address these challenges by empowering participants in the European livestock sector, enabling them to leverage data generation and digital technologies to their benefit. The project seeks to enhance the adoption of digital technologies and utilize diverse data sources for various livestock, including pigs, poultry, cattle, and sheep. With a comprehensive approach, Digi4Live can impact sectors that cover over 35% of the total agricultural output value in the European Union.

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Technologies and concepts to be used across Digi4Live activities


Unveiling multiple data-sharing concepts tailored to the livestock sector.


Harnessing the power of Phenomics tools, which involve the utilization of sensors and cutting-edge phenotyping tools. This approach is hailed as a pioneering frontier in genetic science, offering a viable solution to achieve sustainability objectives.


Pioneering the development of optimal strategies for leveraging Artificial Intelligence. The primary goal is to streamline the creation of robust and easily understandable solutions for end-users.


Digi4Live assumes a pivotal role in bridging a critical gap by addressing legal considerations within the agriculture dataspace. This includes establishing frameworks for trustworthy data sharing and technologies, reinforcing the foundation of reliable and responsible data management in agriculture.

Digi4Live Case Studies: Where data meets impacts

Digi4Live is working on 6 practical examples to track livestock using data. These case studies will focus on solutions for monitoring animals, their surroundings, and the environmental effects. Each study tackles both practical and technical challenges with the goal of being scalable across the European Union.


Concept solutions


Data-driven and digital solutions


Stakeholders adopting technologies

Dr Jarkko Niemi

Project Coordinator and Research Professor at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
  European livestock sector is facing tremendous traceability and sustainability challenges. Although digital technologies can help in responding to these demands, important barriers to valorize data and technologies exists. These include the costs of data use, poor standardization, rules of storage and sharing of datasets, and ethical and privacy concerns related to data sharing. The ambition of Digi4Live is to change this. Digi4Live will boosts the creation of standards and harmonized regulations, thus eliminating technical barriers for data and data-generating technologies, and provide evidence on economic, social and environmental impacts of data-driven solutions. The project will point out how public administration, policy monitoring and assessment, businesses and consumers can benefit from digital technologies. Concepts to exploit data will be developed in six thematic case study hubs together with stakeholders.

Project Coordination:

Dr Jarkko Niemi,

Project Coordinator and Research Professor at Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)


Project Communication:

Prof dr Mladen Radisic
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