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WEBINAR: Innovation and the circular economy in agriculture: The opportunities for Uruguay and Czech

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WEBINAR: Innovation and the circular economy in agriculture: The opportunities for Uruguay and Czech

Uruguay, a country of 3.5 million inhabitants, has ambitions to feed 50 million people. The European Commission, on the other hand, aims to transform a food chain that will suit consumers, producers, the climate and the environment. What can Uruguay, one of the richest countries in the South America, and the Czech Republic learn from each other? What is the level of digitalization of  agriculture in those two countries and what challenges they face? Let us invite you to the webinar on innovation and the circular economy in agriculture in the Czech Republic and Uruguay. 

According to the UN, there will be almost 10 billion people in the world in 2050. As population grows, so will the 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 digitization, robotization and automation in agriculture. According to The Financial Times the investors has poured nearly $ 17 billion in agritech startups in the last year alone 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, where selected experts from both countries will evaluate the current state of knowledge, outline current challenges and opportunities and introduce you to examples of good practice. 

The goals of webinar: 

  • Raise awareness on the state of modernization of agriculture in CZ and URY - inform about important developments, emerging trends, innovations or strategic issues 
  • Learn on successful strategies and best practices in eco- and tech- innovation and circular economy in agriculture 
  • Exchange experience in smart and sustainable agriculture 
  • Create commercial interest and opportunities 
  • Explore synergies and cooperation potential in R&D, 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 representatives of Uruguay and Czechia  

II. 

Setting the general framework 

15:10–15:40 

10:10–10:40 

Uruguay: Towards a Sustainable Agriculture 4.0 

Bringing innovation into agriculture: the Czech case 

III. 

A look into practice 

15:40–16:10 

10:40–11:10 

A technology meets agriculture: From Space to Czech Fields 

What has Uruguayan countryside learned about the circular economy?  

IV. 

Interactive part 

16:10–16:30 

11:10–11:30 

Q&As 

Thanks, teasers to future events & closing 

Registration 

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

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

The day before the webinar, you will recieve a link to the video conference in Microsoft Teams. It is not necessary to have a desktop application installed and purchased. 

We process personal data to organize this event. The personal data are used only for internal purposes of the organizers (CzechInvest and 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 organizers. For more information please visit www.czechinvest.org  

Webinar in 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)

  • 16. 9. 2020 15:00 - 16. 9. 2020 16:30
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