IoF2020 Online Magazine – Vol. 10 covid-19 Special
Like us all, you have probably felt the impact of the COVID-19 virus and its containment measures. It complicated our lives quite significantly. However, in spite of consumers' hamstering behaviour causing a disruption in toilet paper supply, we never felt major food shortages. As a citizen, as a consumer, it’s easy to forget the whole logistic chain that’s hidden behind this box of eggs you take from the shop alley. It’s difficult to see the multiple challenges that a huge variety of actors had to overcome for these eggs to be on display.
Hence, we created this online magazine to give you an overview of the challenges that were posed to the agriculture and farming actors. It will also take you to a world of technologies and strategies of adaptation. Indeed, the IoF2020 Use Cases did not stop working. They used this crisis as an opportunity to enhance their remote-controlled monitoring and auditing systems, they took advantage of their smart technologies to try to limit the consequences of the virus on the farming activities and on human life. In this newsletter we also present you with our new podcast series featuring the Ecosystem Chairs of each of our 5 trials as well as a foreword by our IoF2020 COVID-19 Task Force.