Climate change, pandemics or wars are just a few examples of the challenges we face and require a strategic and immediate response. Administrations, organizations and citizens must Work to minimize the consequences of these scenarios and guarantee the stability of the planet.
In this sense, taking into account that, according to the United Nations Organization (UN), the world’s population will increase until it reaches 8.6 billion in 2030loss challenges manifoldin particular food industry, We need to be able to feed entire populations, reduce waste and food waste, protect the environment as well as ensure the solvency of agricultural and livestock businesses.
For this, technology is key, this tool Helps organizations maintain and develop their leadership to market, while contributing to efficiencies across the board. In fact, the United Nations points out that, Ensuring productivity, competitiveness and global food supplyIn the next 5 years, Digitization in the agri-food industry must reach between 70% and 80%, ie increase efficiency: produce more and better with less resources.
Thus, in order to arrive at these figures, it is necessary that firm bet by all Agents are involved and work in the same direction, In such a situation, Spain is aware that it cannot be left behind. it is indicated by Technical Monitoring Report of Agro-Food Industrywhich indicates that, in 2021, has tripled Investments allocated to R&D In the agri-food sector, l . reach695 million euros, up 220% over the previous year,
These indicators show that Spain is already one of the main global powers in the foodtech entrepreneurship ecosystemWith leading projects in this field, such as Meat Alternative Protein Research, or use Technologies with high impact on process efficiency Agri-Food Industry (AI, Big Data, Sensors, blockchaine.t.c.).
For this reason, this leadership globally represents a great milestone that we should encourage keep pushingand also, innovation in the market and will continue to be part of the change, using as levers: our mature innovation ecosystem of context in Europe; our excellent scientific knowledge; and the prospects offered by the agri-food sector with great export experience.
Spain is already one of the main global powers in the foodtech entrepreneurship ecosystem
We are working on behalf of the Mobile World Capital Foundation to lines of inquiryand others, large scale development and thus help improve the global food system, Developing from a producer country to a benchmark agri-food hub, In addition, through the Foundation’s technology transfer and business creation program, The Collider, we contribute to Generating strategic bridges between companies in the agri-food sector and the scientific worldthat allows us Find those disruptive technologies Which will allow nutritional balance.
Sustainability is possible and, let’s be clear, the answer lies in technology and innovation. Only in this way will we be able to rank Spain as hub Agro-Food Industry of Reference in Southern EuropeOne.