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The Use of Future Internet Technologies in the Agriculture and Food Sectors: Integrating the Supply Chain

Elsevier Ltd
DOI: 10.1016/j.protcy.2013.11.009
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Fi-Ware
  • Enablers
  • Agricultural Science


Abstract The Future Internet is expected to greatly influence how the food and agriculture sector is currently operating. In this paper, we present the specific characteristics of the agri-food sector focusing on how information management in this area will take place under a highly heterogeneous group of actors and services, based on the EU SmartAgriFood project. We also discuss how a new dynamic marketplace will be realized based on the adoption of a number of specialized software modules, called “Generic Enablers” that are currently developed in the context of the EU FI-WARE project. Thus, the paper presents the overall vision for data integration along the supply chain as well as the development and federation of Future Internet services that are expected to revolutionize the agriculture sector.

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