The Cluster of Agricultural and Livestock Production Means (CAMPAG) has participated this week in FIGAN, the international fair for animal production, in hall 6 with a corporate stand.
The Aragonese cluster has also held its general assembly and a specialized technical conference today, under the title “The near future of the means of agricultural and livestock production”.
Inés Sagrario and Elisabet Juan, partners of the consulting firm specialized in innovation Competitivenes, have analyzed the trends in the sector, the changes that are anticipated in the agri-food value chain, encouraging CAMPAG partners to consider what their clients will be like in five or ten years , in addition to presenting examples of how both the means of production and the farmers and ranchers will vary. The conference was attended by Jesús Nogués Navarro, general director of Rural Development of the Government of Aragon.
For Inés Sagrario, “feeding a growing population with deteriorated natural resources and undeniable climate change will require much more precise livestock and agriculture, leveraging advances in technologies as diverse as big data and artificial intelligence, intelligent materials , bioinformatics, 3D printing, robotics, CRISPR and a long etcetera and, in addition, it must not only be respectful with the environment, but also actively contribute to regenerating it “.
For his part, Juan Manuel Castell, CAMPAG cluster manager, highlighted the debate among the participants concluding that “to remain competitive, companies must adopt strategies that anticipate these changes and contribute to solving the great challenges associated with food with innovation. “. In this way, he has considered that “the most effective solutions will come from the collaboration between CAMPAG partners, the most advanced ranchers and farmers and other companies and institutions that contribute with innovative science and technology.”
With a defined sector that represents 1.21% of the GDP of Aragon, whose partners invoice more than 250 million euros, which represents 41.86% of the sector’s turnover, and with more than 20% of the companies The Cluster of Agricultural Machinery of Aragon is made up of 54 partners: 45 companies from the three Aragonese provinces; 5 knowledge centers such as Unizar, ITAINNOVA, AITIIP, CITA and TECNALIA; in addition to the OOEE of the metal entrepreneurs of Zaragoza and Huesca (FEMZ and FEMHU), the Aragonese Council of Chambers and Zaragoza Fair.