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IoF2020 at the IoT week in Geneva

The 7th edition of the IoT week took place in Geneva from 6-9 June 2017, representing a great opportunity to showcase IoF2020 and its contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Interview with Marjolijn Sonnema

We asked Ms. Marjolijn Sonnema, Director-General of DG Agri & Nature at the Ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands, to share her post-2020-vision of the European agri-food sector.

Interview with Dr. Ivan Andonovic

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.

Interview with Dr. Corne Kempenaar

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

Interview with Dr. Mechthild Rohen

Dr. Mechthild Rohen from the European Commission DG Connect shares her vision on IoF2020.

IoF2020 booklet published

The IoF2020 booklet is out. Have a look and tell us what you think.

Smart Villages

On 11 April, the European Commission launched an EU action called ‘Smart Villages’. This action is about revitalising rural communities and making them more attractive and sustainable.

Mandatory EU-wide Food Waste Targets for 2025 and 2030?

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...

Smart Farming is Gaining Ground in the EU

In the last two weeks of March 2017, the European media platform EURACTIV released five articles on smart farming within the European agricultural sector. The full articles are bundled in the report titled ‘EU Farming Getting Smarter’.

Kick-off event IoF2020

On 21-22 February 2017, IoF2020 was officially launched with a kick-off event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. More than 140 stakeholders from European Institutions, Member States, academia and industry, exchanged views and got inspired to make IoF2020 a success.

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