In case you are reading this article and have not heard about it yet, Agritechnica is the world’s largest event dedicated to agricultural technology. All the main stakeholders in the field have it planned in their agenda. Hence, we are not missing out either! The fair takes place every 2 years and is attended by half a million visitors.
The EU has the most extensive integrated agricultural policy in the world. It has already proven to be able to liase it, to an extent, to EU environmental law. New farming technologies, of which IoF2020 is an excellent example, can be beneficial to environmental issues and help bridge agriculture and environmental policy.
Use Case 5.2 aims to optimise poultry chain management in all its aspects. Broken down into three distinct levels, the Use Case has made strides in the development of the 'Smart Farm Assistant', with which the in-farm operations are made more efficient. The first data coming out of the project are promising, but continued developments in sensors and other technology create the needs for the processing of data to catch up.
As felt these last summers, the effects of climate change are not waiting for our mitigation and adaptation action. The reaction of the EU to this summer's drought shows that IoF2020 is vital in coping with these current and future challenges.
Earlier this year, the FAO held a high-level seminar on Digital Agriculture Transformation and people from all around the world participated in it. Considering the relevance of the event and the connections with IoT, we naturally could not miss out on it. The General Director, Graziano da Silva, opened the event by mentioning how profoundly digital technologies change not only agricultural practices but the overall food system.
Stakeholders in the animal feed industry often struggle with the timing and quantity evaluation when restocking their feed silos. These struggles stem mostly from outdated supply chain management. This use case aims to decrease costs and improve labour efficiency for feed suppliers and livestock farmers, by developing an integral feed stock management system to optimise the entire supply chain.