Programme: Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme
Project: Internet of food and farm 2020 – IoF2020
Timeline: January 2019 – June 2020
Project value: 526,143.00 EUR
Currently, only a fraction of the plant protection products applied successfully tackles pests or insects, while the rest unnecessarily pollutes the environment. By utilising data stemming from IoT devices in the field, cloud computing and analytics technologies, this use case timely notifies the farmer to proceed with such activities. The result from synergised parameters such as air humidity, temperature and other weather conditions is a service which increases the total farm productivity, contributing to food security for an increasingly populated world. Furthermore, information tailored to farmers’ individual needs lowers their resource costs through early warnings regarding crucial factors in irrigation. In addition and by incorporating innovative traceability technology developed within IoFF 5.3 trial, this use case is among the first to integrate information from the entire food value chain (from farm to shelf) to a marketplace, offering elaborate value propositions to users. Hence, it will significantly improve consumers’ perception of food safety while enabling stakeholders in the agri-food sector to participate in an innovative digital ecosystem.