FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

FAO at the International forum “Agrotech-2019 – Steps beyond the horizon,”

Moscow, Russian Federation, 30/05/2019 - 31/05/2019

The two-day International forum “Agroteh-2019 – Steps beyond the horizon,” organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics together with FAO and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture in Moscow, focuses on innovation as the central driving force to transform food systems, lift family farmers out of poverty and help the world to achieve food security, sustainable agriculture and the SDGs.

Global digital networks and smart farms, the latest achievements of genetics and breeding, molecular biology and biotechnology – all this comes en masse to the agricultural sector. It becomes not just a fashionable trend, but also a technological base for agricultural production.

The Forum Agrotech-2019 provides a platform for representatives of the business, public ministries and authorities, private capital funds, scientific community for discussion of necessary steps for acceleration of innovative development of agriculture in Russia.

FAO experts presented the following topics:

- Nabil Gangi : Harnessing the power of innovation in agriculture;
- Sophie Treinen: The Digital Revolution in Agriculture - An overview of e-agriculture in Europe and Central Asia;
- Mischa Tripoli: Emerging opportunities for blockchain in the agrifood industry;
- Sophie Treinen: Digital skills – Capacity development from farmers up to Policy level.