Paris is to host the first edition of the Tech For Food symposium. New technologies for agriculture and food supply in southern countries.
Registrations can be made from January 2007 for the first edition of this international forum which will be held on 6 March 2007 during the International Exhibition of Agriculture in Paris. The purpose of this meeting point is to present the new technologies for the development of agriculture and food in southern countries.
More than 850 million people worldwide suffer from malnutrition. All potential solutions should be considered !
With the explosion and relatively widespread use of new technologies, agriculture benefits from the progress made in other sectors such as space, the Internet, mobile telephones, mobile laboratories, etc. Tech For Food is based on the principle that these technologies should also act as an impetus for the development of agriculture in southern countries. Technology should not only be a result of development ; it should also provide an impetus. This colloquy, which will be a forum for open discussion, will offer managers from southern countries the possibility to specify their expectations and requirements and will offer opportunities to analyse the initiatives conducted throughout the world, to capitalise on knowledge, to explore possibilities and to highlight obstacles in order to consider ways of overcoming them.
The organisers of Tech For Food have responded to this challenge.
The CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales), the FARM (Fondation pour l’Agriculture et la Ruralité dans le Monde), the TV Agri press group (with the support of its monthly review “Agriculture & Nouvelles Technologies”) have come together to fulfil the challenge of organising an international meeting place for the main players in the fields of agricultural development, combating malnutrition and new technologies.
Web site : http://www.techforfood.com