AgTech MarketPlace 2019
25th October 2019
The FEMAC Cluster and the Digital Cluster of Catalonia and with the collaboration of the MWC Foundation, held on October 25 in Barcelona the AG Tech MarketPlace 2019, which brought together some fifty companies from the technological and agricultural sector , where the needs of the primary sector and the means of agricultural production were explored, in the field of technology, and detailed the digital solutions that companies of the new technologies sector can offer.
The conference featured a central conference given by Luca BOER, CEO of the Talent República consultancy, who warned of the downward trend in the agricultural sector in the economic weight of the country. « The number of people employed in the agricultural sector in Spain is currently only 4%, » Boer said, adding that in this context technology can become an ally in the sector in order to optimize resources and contribute to the efficiency and the profitability of the business. « Technology can allow us to save water, automate production and reduce costs, » added the CEO of Talent Republic.
The day had a Elevator Pitch where technology companies and the agricultural sector explained the supply and demand regarding new technologies in the agricultural sector. The day, then, served to accompany the companies of the agricultural sector in its process of digitization and to try to break stigmas between the sectors that allows to raise awareness of the importance of facing the technological solutions as an allied tool and not as a sector far from the agricultural sector.