AIOTI WG06 Report on Smart Farming and Food Safety Internet of Things Applications

The purpose of this Report is to provide specific recommendations on the implementation of a Large Scale Pilot (LSP) on smart farming and food safety as it is described in the IoT Focus Area call of Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-2017. This LSP is expected to be an important instrument that will foster experimentation, replication and real-world deployment of IoT technologies in the Europe.

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AIOTI WG06 Report on IoT and digital technologies for monitoring of the new CAP

As part of its ongoing move to simplify and modernise the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the European Commission is adopting new rules that will for the first time expressly allow a range of modern technologies to be used when carrying out checks for area-based CAP payments. This includes the possibility to completely replace physical checks on farms with a system of automated checks based on analysis of satellite-based data in combination with Internet of Things (IoT) and other digital technologies.

The present paper addresses this topic from the perspective of technical feasibility. An overview of the most relevant experiences, recently finished or ongoing, is provided, as a good basis on which further implementations in Europe can be built. Key considerations and recommendations for the future are finally presented.

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