The Agricultural Machinery Unity (UMA) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has participated on the Internet Of Food & Farm (IoF) project to create a disruptive change and improve productivity and sustainability of agricultural and livestock practices through the acceleration of use of the Internet of Things (IoT).
The IOF2020 project aims to speed up the adoption of the Internet of Things to ensure enough provision of safe and healthy food. In addition to strengthening the competitiveness of the food chain in Europe.
Thus, the IOF has demonstrated the added value of using devices of all kinds connected to the Internet such as sensors, irrigation systems or management software, which can be managed and controlled remotely by different actors in the agrofood chain.
The IOF 2020 project has focused on five sectors: fruit, vegetables, extensive herbaceous crops, dairy production and intensive meat farming, and 19 cases of study have been developed with different themes.
The aim of the project has been to form an ecosystem to facilitate the long-term creation of technological solutions that can be used for the widest possible range of companies and that all grow and learn with the mutual transfer of information. To this end, although the project has already ended, the iof2020.eu web offers a catalogue with the use cases made, their challenges and achievements achieved through the application of IoT, artificial intelligence and algorithms that facilitate the work of livestock professionals and agriculture.
The IOF project has been formed by a consortium of 71 partners, with a four-year duration (January 2017 – March 2021) and a total of EUR 35 million co-financed by the Horizon 2020 programme.