We asked Dr. Spyros Fountas, Assistant Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens and technical chair of the IoF2020 fruit trial to tell us more about how IoF2020 will make a difference in the European fruit sector.
We asked Ms. Cristina Micheloni, Agronomist at Valoritalia and ecosystem trial chair of the Internet of Food & Farm (IoF) 2020 vegetables trial, to provide us with a glimpse of the solutions that will be developed in the vegetables trial over next four years.
We asked Dr. Ivan Andonovic, Professor at the University of Strathclyde and technical chair of the IoF2020 dairy trial, to give us some insights on how the dairy sector is aiming to become more competitive and sustainable at the same time.
Dr. Corne Kempenaar, scientist in the field of precision agriculture at Wageningen University and Research (WUR), and technical chair of the IoF2020 arable farming trial provides a glimpse on how IoF2020 intends to address challenges such as soil fertility, groundwater pollution and disease/weed resistance
On 11 April the European Parliament urged the European Commission to set binding food waste targets by 2020, which will have to be met by 2025 and 2030. The EP’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted unanimously in favour of an own-initiative report titled Resource efficiency: reducing food waste, improving food safety.
“According to 2014 data, 55 million people, or 9.6% of the EU population, could not afford a quality meal every other day. Furthermore, data...