Internet of Food and Farm 2020

H. Sundmaeker, C.N. Verdouw, J. Wolfert, Luis Perez Freire

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Agriculture is of vital importance to feed Europe in a healthy way, while Europe has also an important role in feeding the world. The right-bound dashed line indicates current trend of an increasing food demand and the associated ecological footprint that is needed. The Internet of Things (IoT) is very promising for realizing new levels of control. It is expected to be a powerful driver that will transform farming and food into smart webs of connected objects that are context-sensitive and can be identified, sensed and controlled remotely. Farms and food companies are developing towards high-tech factories that are increasingly characterised by large-scale production and intensive use of technology. At the same time, those new IoT potentials are enabling new business models that were before impossible to realise. Precision Agriculture is about the very precise monitoring, control and treatment of animals, crops or m2 of land in order to manage spatial and temporal variability of soil, crop and animal factors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigitising the Industry
Subtitle of host publicationInternet of Things Connecting the Physical, Digital and Virtual Worlds
EditorsOvidiu Vermesan, Peter Friess
PublisherRiver Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9788793379824
ISBN (Print)9788793379817
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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NameRiver Publishers series in communications


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