Vincenzo Verrastro, agronomic engineer at the IAMB is invited in his quality of Fruit Trial chair for IoF2020. He gives us an overview of the way that the Covid crisis impacted the fruit sector. Not only in terms of production but also in terms of distribution and consumption.
An unexpected consequence for instance was a change in the consumer behaviour: the quality of food was no longer a privileged criterion. Consumers wanted to get their food as quickly as possible and not spend time in the alleys in examining fruit quality.
Also, with the restrictions of moves that affected the citizens, they required to have food with extended shelf life to avoid frequent supply runs. How was IoT technology and IoF2020 use cases able to help and propose solutions for these challenges ?