CASES UPDATE

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in the other trials...

All partners put in a lot of effort to achieve one goal: to further the uptake of IoT technology in the European agri-food sector. In this recurring item, partners in other trials explain what they’re working on right now. These are their answers:  

Arable

Current cases

Machine interoperability fostered by H2020 projects

In 1799, French soldiers found the Stone of Rosetta: which was the ‘master’ key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, thereby opening a window into ancient Egyptian history. AgGateway.org i, standardization organisation for agricultural e-business, developed the open-source ADAPT framework, to be the ‘Rosetta Stone’ for data of a wide range of farm..

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Fruit

Current cases

The harvest of Scarlotta variety

In use case 3.1 (fresh table grape chain) the harvest is almost finished. We had the visit of Schuttelar and Partners in order to make some videos of the trial in Castellaneta Marina in Apulia Region – ITALY. 

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Meat

Current cases

Last updates for the traceability improvement in the beef chain

The Use Case 5.4. from the Meat trial of IoF2020 aims to demonstrate the potential of the integration of IoT devices, Open Data, cloud platforms, Big Data processing and blockchain to create a shared value..

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Porphyrio® - How Biostatistics, Big Data & smart algorithms can facilitate pig meat production

Together with ILVO, Vion, ZLTO and LINKS Foundation, Evonik Porphyrio contributes to the meat trial use case Pig Farm Management – UC5.1. The goal in this use case is to utilize IoT technologies to optimize the pig meat production process..

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VEGETABLE

Current cases

Threat resolution

After meetings with WP3 regarding the catalog of reusable components and asking the different Use Cases for using them and feeding the catalog with own components (that are at present being tested), the next step is related to STRIDE analyses..

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Machine interoperability fostered by H2020 projects

In 1799, French soldiers found the Stone of Rosetta: which was the ‘master’ key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, thereby opening a window into ancient Egyptian history. AgGateway.org i, standardization organisation for agricultural e-business, developed the open-source ADAPT framework, to be the ‘Rosetta Stone’ for data of a wide range of farm activities.In 1799, French soldiers found the Stone of Rosetta: which was the ‘master’ key to deciphering Egyptian hieroglyphs, thereby opening a window into ancient Egyptian history. AgGateway.org i, standardization organisation for agricultural e-business, developed the open-source ADAPT framework, to be the ‘Rosetta Stone’ for data of a wide range of farm activities.


A fast-growing number of agricultural data are generated by machines. Therefore, AgGateway is working together with the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF). AEF is a standardization organisation representing agricultural OEM’s. Their ISOXML file format is well known in the precision farming industry and can be translated through the ADAPT frameworkii. See the business interactions between AEF and AgGateway on the right.
Key in the adoption of ADAPT is involvement of machine manufacturers . With their ADAPT implementation, the data will flow easily to the agricultural e-business, which is an incentive for more to join.


H2020 Multi Actor Projects gave a strong impulse to this development, because they bring together the two standardisation organisations and provide resources to explore and create Proof of Concepts.


An important impulse came in 2019 from IoF2020.eu project, where the use-case on Farm Machine Interoperability showcased data interoperability by using the ADAPT framework. This acted like a trigger to help the agricultural OEM’s and software companies (=FMIS) understand that standardisation is one of the key solutions for solving interoperability issues and that this cannot be solved without multiple stakeholders working together.


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Starting from 2020, the ATLAS-h2020.eu projectiii investigates standard data interfaces in the field of cloud-based agricultural applications. They will build upon the IoF2020 knowledge and ecosystem.


The Use Case Machine data in GSAAiv in project NIVA4Caps.euv explores and applies the use of data from farm machines for Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) of Paying Agencies in EU. Inspired by the activities in IoF2020, the NIVA Use Case investigates if they can use ADAPT, so that more machines can be connected in a standardised way. For farmers, the Paying Agencies could provide contextual and reference data, like field boundaries, to plan machine operations more easily.

P.G.A. (Peter) Paree Programmaleider Gezondheid | Projectleiding | Afdeling Programma's

Last updates for the traceability improvement in the beef chain

The Use Case 5.4. from the Meat trial of IoF2020 aims to demonstrate the potential of the integration of IoT devices, Open Data, cloud platforms, Big Data processing and blockchain to create a shared value system (Figure 1). The UC is specifically bringing together data retrieved from the phases of crop growing, beef cattle rearing, fattening, logistics, slaughtering, and consumers aspects.


With this aim, the first year of work under this use case was focused on hardware deployment in different testbeds across Europe, and integration of all hardware operability (Meteo stations, IoT collars, Ear tags, Smart animal scale).

Based on this data received from IoT connectivity, the second year of the use cases focuses on the app fusion and development between Crop and Livestock data. Once the data is integrated with the data flow on relevant servers, Blockchain is used to validate the data. Blockchain is a technological tool that allows to share data from different sources without interfering and without allowing change of information, so it is being used for trust and tracing many processes. For the food chain its application can be perfectly adapted since it can be used for certification purposes along the traceability chain. For this purpose, FIWARE technology was used as the Context Broker Generic Enabler allowing the data model to be operative. The first trials with the block chain technology are being performed with the events designed for the beef chain.


Check it out with the QR-code below

As a result, a summary of the beef life cycle can be shown in a QR label (Figure 2) to be used for all steps of the food chain, including the consumer as last step, what makes it very fitting for the actual “From farm to fork” panel from the European Union. If in all this data there is not any warning or changes the share beef system verifies that the animals were weaned from x date to y date, that they were growing in optimum conditions and transport to the slaughter . This ensures towards the consumer, farmer and food enterprise the origin and rearing circumstances of their products in a transparent and safe way.

Ana Bugueiro DVM (Project manager at Sensowave) and Ignacio G. Maqueda (CTO at Sensowave)