Femac organizes the PIC Meeting 2017 in Lleida

FEMAC, the Production Means Cluster of Catalonia, organizes the 7th edition of the Pic Meeting, the most important event in the plant production industry that is held annually in Europe, in Lleida on 27 and 28 September 2017. This event is aimed at SMEs, Research Centres, agricultural companies, professionals in the field, Start Ups, and clusters from all over the world.

The first day of these conferences, will take place in the Science and Agrifood Park of Lleida, will focus on a general idea about European Programmes in innovation in agriculture and plants. The rapporteur is expected to be Ms Lise Lykke Steffensen CEO of the NordGen centre, responsible for managing Svalbard GLOBAL SEED VAULT (https://www.croptrust.org/), a seed store where up to 933,000 samples are stored to ensure crop diversity and global food security. We will also have representatives from the Ellen McArthur Foundation who will talk to us about the concept of “Circular Economy” in agriculture. In the afternoon there will be 4 parallel workshops, where each participant can choose beforehand according to their interests. These workshops will deal with Crop Management issues, which will be addressed by Mr. Henrik Lynge Jacobsen, from the Danish company AGROINTELLI, who will introduce us to innovative technologies applied to crop management. Other topics to be addressed include the digitization of the agricultural sector and innovations in technologies for crop genetics. During the second day, which will be held at the Lleida Fair, within the framework of the Sant Miquel-Eurofruit Fair, B2B sessions will be held among the participants to promote future strategic cooperation and parallel visits to IRTA, the Institute for Agricultural Research of Catalonia, and a vine plantation in Raimat, run by AGROPIXEL, a crop management consultancy.

The Pic Meeting has already held 6 editions since 2011 in different French cities such as Paris, Marseille, Angers and Montpellier and countries such as Portugal and Argentina, all with the same format. Previous editions have been motivated by the main objective of developing international cooperation, in terms of international missions for its members and to collaborate in European projects, all positioning the event in the sector of plant production. Under this objective, the Inter Plant Cluster Consortium centralizes its innovations in the following crops: cereals, seeds, fruit and vegetables, ornamental horticulture, vines, tropical plants, medicinal and aromatic.

For more information:
Elisabeth Molina
Tel. 00 34 973 224 921
E-mail: international@femac.org
Webpage: http://picmeeting2017.femac.org
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