On the 14th of April, CEMA organised the CEMASummit 2021, with the theme “Seeding the Future of Sustainable Farming”.
As mentioned: “Today, more than ever, agriculture matters. The Covid-19 pandemic has reversed any established pattern on the way we live, work and also produce food. The hard work of our farmers, together with technology and advanced agricultural machinery has made it possible to keep a steady supply of food to European citizens every day, everywhere. It is in that challenging moment when the EU revealed its plans to move towards more sustainable farming. The EU Green Deal and the CAP, the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies set ambitious targets to protect nature while producing enough food.”
INNOSETA participated, represented by project coordinator Prof. Emilio Gil, highlighting the importance of training and risk mitigation in crop protection, adopting best practices towards sustainable agriculture and the achievement of Green Deal and Farm to Fork goals.
Main topics for discussion were:
- Are EU targets to move into more sustainable farming practices aligned with current realities?
- What is the role of farm machinery technology in delivering more sustainable agriculture?
- Are technology and digital farming tools the key to success?
- Are European policies setting the right mechanisms to invest in a sound transition?
- Is the new CAP designed to keep a united agri-food sector in Europe?