Internet of Food & Farm 2020 - H2020 project

 

The Internet of Food & Farm (IoF2020) consortium has been selected for a large subsidy from the European Commission to investigate and foster a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food domain.

IoT is a powerful driver that has the potential to transform the entire farming and food domain into smart webs of connected objects that are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely.

The kick-off meeting on 22 - 23 February in Amsterdam allowed to present the project outline and explain the 19 use cases that will build up the project covering different areas such as arable, milk, wine and other productions, weeding, etc.

CEMA and its members will be following closely 2 important groups:

  1. One is a use case focusing on interoperability -  the harmonised communication between systems
  2. Another specific horizontal  group is dedicated to guide the use cases, to investigate synergies in requirements, goals, services and used solutions.

IoF2020 consists of 73 partners from 16 countries and is coordinated by Wageningen UR. The project builds around 5 trials, in the areas of fruit, vegetables, meat, arable and dairy, with 19 use cases. In these use cases technology readiness levels of IoT technologies will be upgraded, whilst at the same time building a societal ecosystem to improve take-up of these technologies.

The subsidy is part of the prestigious Innovation action: Large Scale Pilots (Internet of Things) and further builds on results of the AgriFood projects in the EU FIWARE program. IoF2020 started in February 2017 and will run 4 years.