17 JULY 2014-IV STRATEGIC MEETING OF THE CATALAN CLUSTER OF AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY

On July 17th, was held in the “Cal Trepat” Museum, Tarrega, the IV Strategic meeting of the Catalan Cluster of Agricultural Machinery.

The program consisted of a joint reflection of the sector and its future, where they came new ideas and synergies. Folowing the challenge of the modern agriculture, where the agricultural production must increase by 70% for an additional 2.3. bilion people by 2050 which it means energy demand, soil degradation, water scarcity & climate warming. We exposed the participants three questions to work on:

1. How can we increase the productivity of the agricultural surface?
2. How can we contribute to improve the susteinability of the agricultural production?
3. How can new technologies like, aerospace, TIC, optics and photonics, influence on the improvement of the agricultural process?

The contribution of the different members in the cluster as the University, Consultants and Manufacturers, were essential for de discussion, were ideas came up and some proposals were defined as a working lines for the next months.