How can we obtain enough food, protecting the earth’s ecosystems at the same time? The Happy Cow Project, part of IoF2020 can help in achieving these goals.
The Internet of Food and Farm 2020 (IoF2020) has an ambitious goal. This programme aims to make precision farming a full-scale reality and use this as a springboard for a more sustainable food value chain – all by the year 2020. With the use of IoT technologies, the IoF plans to bring higher yields and quality produce within reach to our ever-growing population.
The IoF plans on implementing these groundbreaking ideas by doing nineteen use-case studies centred around five agricultural sectors – Dairy, arable, fruits, vegetables and meat. The IoT technologies will be developed, tested and demonstrated in operational farm environments all over Europe.
The Happy Cow Project
Connecterra is working hand in hand with IoF2020 and we plan to achieve these goals within the dairy sector through “The Happy Cow Project”. By working with farmers in case studies all over the world, we are using our AI, Ida the Farmer’s Assistant, to effectively improve dairy farming through cow activity and behaviour sensing, cloud machine learning technologies, as well as detect health issues in an early stage. Ida is a radical piece of artificial intelligence that already showed impressive results in herd efficiency, calving time, health and a better understanding of cow behaviour.
Don’t underestimate dairy
The use of IoT technologies in dairy farming lags behind opposed to other sectors but has the ability to completely revolutionise global food sustainability and create a new line of communication between nature and human beings. Let’s work in unison towards a more harmonious relationship with our Planet.
Follow this link to read more about IoF2020 and The Happy Cow project.