The Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project was a pioneering initiative aimed at revolutionizing the European agricultural sector through the integration of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Running from 2017 to 2021, IoF2020 brought together over 70 partners from 16 countries, including farmers, technology providers, research institutions, and policymakers. The project focused on improving productivity, sustainability, and food safety by implementing IoT solutions in various agricultural domains such as arable farming, dairy, fruit, vegetables, and meat production. By fostering a digital ecosystem, IoF2020 demonstrated how smart farming techniques could optimize resource use, enhance decision-making, and ultimately benefit the entire agricultural value chain.

At its core, IoF2020 showcased 34 use cases that highlighted the practical applications of IoT in real-world farming scenarios. These use cases ranged from precision farming with drones and sensors to livestock monitoring and supply chain transparency. The project emphasized data interoperability, cybersecurity, and user-centric design, ensuring that the developed technologies were both effective and accessible to farmers of all scales. As a result, IoF2020 has left a significant legacy, paving the way for the continued digital transformation of agriculture and setting the stage for future innovations aimed at making farming more efficient, sustainable, and resilient. For more information on the project's achievements and ongoing impact, have a look at the Lessons section inside the Innovation Portal. All IoF2020 use case stories are present there. You can create an account yourself if you don't already have one.