Special Session Internet of Food and Farm 2020


The Internet of Things (IoT) has a revolutionary potential. A smart web of sensors, actuators, cameras, robots, drones and other connected devices allows for an unprecedented level of control and automated decision-making. The project Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) explores the potential of IoT-technologies for the European food and farming industry.

The goal is ambitious: to make precision farming a reality and to take a vital step towards a more sustainable food value chain. With the help of IoT technologies higher yields and better-quality produce are within reach. Pesticide and fertilizer use will drop or phased out and overall efficiency is optimized. IoT technologies also enable better traceability of food, leading to increased food safety.

Nineteen use-cases organised around five trials (arable, dairy, fruits, meat and vegetables) develop, test and demonstrate IoT technologies in an operational environment in Europe, benefiting both conventional and organic agri-food chains.

This special session aims to present and discuss several use cases and activities from IoF2020, but also other IoT-related papers. The session will also provide an opportunity to share experiences and to promote networking among the attendees. Special attention will be paid to the open call of 6 M€ for additional use cases that will be opened in June 2018.

Abstracts can be submitted through the ConfTool abstract submission system of the AgEng2018 conference. Please add the word ‘IoF2020’ in the title, abstract text or as key word.

Chair: Cor Verdouw

Co-chair: Sjaak Wolfert