Organic food and farming are one of the fastest growing sectors in Europe with innovation as their driving force. Internet of Things is an area that promises to provide solutions and support organic in its mission to help transition to the sustainable food and farming systems.
We asked Jarissa Maselyne, ecosystem trial chair of the IoF2020 meat trial and researcher at the Flanders Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (ILVO), to share with us the meat trials plans aimed at enhancing transparency and traceability in European meat production.
On June 12th, agriculture ministers of the EU Member States met in Luxembourg for the monthly meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries (AGRIFISH) Council. The ministers debated the place of soya production in European farming as a substitute for imports of protein animal feed. On this occasion, national delegations expressed support for the upcoming “European Soya Declaration”, which is to be signed during the next AGRIFISH meeting of July 7th.
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