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Innovation and the circular economy in agriculture: Opportunities for Uruguay and the Czech Republic

Seminar

Innovation and the circular economy in agriculture: Opportunities for Uruguay and the Czech Republic

2020-09-16 15:00:00 2020-09-16 16:30:00 Europe/Prague Innovation and the circular economy in agriculture: Opportunities for Uruguay and the Czech Republic online test@czechinvest.cz
16 Sep 2020
15:00 - 16:30
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With a population of 3.5 million, Uruguay has ambitions to feed 50 million people. The European Commission, on the other hand, aims to transform a agricultural production in a manner that will suit consumers, producers, the climate and the environment. What can Uruguay, one of the richest countries in South America, and the Czech Republic learn from each other? What is the level of digitalisation of agriculture in these two countries and what challenges do they face? Please allow us to invite you to a webinar on innovation and the circular economy in agriculture in the Czech Republic and Uruguay. 
 

According to the UN, the global population will reach nearly ten billion in 2050. As the population grows, so will food consumption and demands on land and the environment. One solution to address those growing concerns about the impact of the climate crisis and pressure on natural resources is to use innovative technologies, gradual digitalisation, robotisation and automation in agriculture. According to The Financial Times, in the past year alone, investors have poured nearly USD 17 billion into agritech startups  focusing on new technologies in agriculture, and the industry is undergoing a major transformation. 

CzechInvest, in cooperation with the Honorary Consulate of Uruguay in the Czech Republic and the Embassy of Uruguay in Vienna, invites you to a webinar in which selected experts from both countries will evaluate the current state of knowledge, outline current challenges and opportunities, and familiarise you with examples of good practice. 

The goals of the webinar: 

  • Raise awareness on the state of modernisation of agriculture in the Czech Republic and Uruguay – provide information about important developments, emerging trends, innovations and strategic issues 
  • Provide information on successful strategies and best practices in ecological and technological innovation and the circular economy in agriculture 
  • Exchange experience in the area of smart and sustainable agriculture 
  • Create commercial interest and opportunities 
  • Explore synergies and cooperation potential in R&D and governmental and non-governmental initiatives 

Programme: 

Time 

Topic 

I. 

Introduction 

 15:00–15:10 

10:00­–10:10 

Opening by the moderator and High-level welcome by representatives of Uruguay and Czechia  

II. 

Setting the general framework 

15:10–15:40 

10:10–10:40 

Uruguay: Towards Sustainable Agriculture 4.0 

Bringing innovation into agriculture: the Czech case 

III. 

A look into practice 

15:40–16:10 

10:40–11:10 

Technology meets agriculture: from space to Czech fields 

What has the Uruguayan countryside learned about the circular economy?  

IV. 

Interactive part 

16:10–16:30 

11:10–11:30 

Q&A

Thanks, teasers of future events and conclusion 

Registration 

Registration is opened to all interested parties from the public sphere, companies, startups, non-profit organisations and scientific institutions. Please register no later than 12 September 2020.  

Attendance is free after prior registration and the official language will be English.   

The day before the webinar, you will receive a link to the video conference in Microsoft Teams. It is not necessary to purchase and install a desktop application. 

We process personal data for the purpose of organising this event. The personal data are used only for the internal purposes of the organisers (CzechInvest and the Embassy of Uruguay in Vienna), such as communication, sending informational materials, etc. and are not published or passed on to third parties. By registering to this event, you also agree with photographing and recording during the event by the organisers. For more information, please visit www.czechinvest.org.  


Webinar created in partnership with: 

The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Czech Republic, the Embassy of Uruguay in Vienna, the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay (MGAP) and the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM)

 

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