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Goya Chair analyzes the Andalusian Strategy for the Agri-food Industry

Carmen Cristina de Toro Navero.
Carmen Cristina de Toro.

The permanent seminar of the Goya Chair in the agri-food industry continues with its program. Thus, the session held on April 29th was attended by the Director General of Industry, Innovation and Agri-Food Chain of the Andalusian Regional Government, Carmen Cristina De Toro Navero, who analyzed the main aspects of the “Andalusian Strategy for the Agri-Food Industry. Innovation and New Technologies”.

The “Andalusian Strategy for the Agri-Food Industry. Innovation and New Technologies”, approved last February, is presented as a roadmap for the period 2024-2027 through which it seeks to improve the competitiveness of agribusiness in Andalusia, with a view to this key economic sector to consolidate its leadership and be an engine of wealth and employment generation and promote balance in the agri-food chain.

In this sense, the first Andalusian Agri-Food Industry Strategy is a commitment to the value chain of the agri-food industry, with a strong focus on efficiency, balance and transparency, as well as the application of the circular economy in this sector, with investments that guarantee the supply and efficiency in the use of water and energy. Thus, the document will develop instruments for the qualification of personnel and the attraction of talent for a competitive and developed Andalusian agribusiness, with special interest in the promotion of cooperative mergers, intercooperation and alliances for the promotion of an efficient and sustainable sector at social, economic and environmental level.

Another key aspect is the commitment to research, modernization, digitalization and industry 5.0, as well as the promotion of investment and diversification in the agro-industrial sector for greater internationalization. Similarly, it is committed to the commitment of the Junta de Andalucía for administrative simplification, the promotion of obtaining quality certifications and the promotion of Andalusian food abroad.

Carmen Cristina de Toro Navero.
From left to right, Amalia Luque, Director of the Chair, Carmen Cristina de Toro, Director General of Industry, Innovation and the Agri-Food Chain of the Regional Government of Andalusia, and the Director of the Polytechnic School of the University of Seville.

This document, which will be developed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Development, aims to be a tool to facilitate the adaptation of the Andalusian agroindustrial sector to the current and future market requirements, so its preparation will take into account their needs through close collaboration and dialogue with all economic and social agents affected and with the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mines.

The paper “Estrategia Andaluza de la Industria Agroalimentaria. Innovation and New Technologies” will be published soon in the Aula Goya of the Chair’s website.