Ninety years ago the world population was 2 billion, today, we have reached 7.6 billion. In 2050, the UN estimates that we will reach almost 10 billion people. It is easy to imagine how, from now on, we need to take care of how to provide, in a sustainable way, the food needs of such a vast and constantly growing population.
The agri-food sector suffers from over-use of natural resources that will not be able to meet the growing demand. New techniques and technologies are already being tested for some time and, if implemented correctly, they will be able to achieve sustainable food production, such as precision farming, for example.
The Interreg TAGs project (Technological and business innovation services to stimulate the local Agro-food ecosystems and to support a cross border collaboration among local action groups) aims to facilitate the transfer of technical and scientific innovations from research centres to farmers.
Thanks to the innovation of tools and services with high technological potential, in fact, the farmer will be able to optimize the potential of his company, intervening only where and when it is really necessary to intervene, thus avoiding unnecessary expenses and ensuring environmental sustainability for the territory.
The Partners of the TAGs project will develop processes, solutions, technologies and best practices with a view to optimizing the available resources. The ideas generated in this way will be tested and experimented in two pilot sites, one in Italy and one in Greece, in order to ensure the real effectiveness of the proposed results.