AgriFood Capital hosts global event
Together with regional partners from the Netherlands and international partners, AgriFood Capital hosted an event on October 26th 2020
Data Driven AgriFood Future. This event marks the start of a journey to form an alliance of involved regions, clusters, knowledge institutes, and other partners which are working in the field and are interested in sharing knowledge & experiences about and create collaborations toward developing a data driven agrifood future from around the world and across the entire value chain.
Simon Maas, Project Manager, S3 Food, comments:
We are all aware that the potential impact and possibilities of a data driven agrifood value chain are almost limitless. Many of us are experimenting and working on making this data driven agrifood future become a reality. What we need now is to share knowledge and exchange experiences & insights across the value chain to speed up this process and create a more sustainable, safer and healthier food production and consumption system.
Project Ambassador quotes:
Elies Lemkers-Straver, Provincial minister for Agriculture, Food and Nature in the province of Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands
“Data driven agriculture holds the key to success for a more sustainable food chain. It is important to look at all the parts of the food chain and how they interact, on a local as well as on international level.”
Ineke Dezentjé Hamming-Bluemink (President FME):
“A paradigm shift is urgently needed for a future proof agriculture and food production. Our current food system is enlarging vulnerabilities with mono cultures and mass production, therefor a shift towards empowering our planet and humans with healthy and in a circular way produced food is needed. Data collection and AI are the key enabling technologies helping to provide insights and tools for decisions and actions in order to make a shift like this possible.”
Martin Kenney, Distinguished Professor Community and Regional Development University of California, Davis
“Digital platforms that aggregate and analyze the increasing streams of agriculture-related data will transform value creation and capture in agriculture, but to ensure farmer survival and prosperity the development of governance structures that guarantee justice and equity is vital.”