FISH-AGRO TECH CBC: B2B and R2B Meeting: Technological Innovations for Agricultural Competitiveness


On Thursday, July 4, 2019, a B2B and R2B meeting: Technological innovations for agricultural competitiveness within the FISH-AGRO TECH CBC project, partly financed from the Interreg V-A Italy-Slovenia 2014-2020 Program, took place at the Krmac Farm in Bertoki near Koper.

Both technical and process innovations in agriculture were presented. Mag. Janez Forte from the Terra Viva Institute presented his ecosystem and sustainable approach to olive growing and its advantages such as biomass conservation, moisture retention, resistance to certain pests and reduced use of plant protection products. Dane Podmenik from the Zadruga ekoloških proizvajalcev Istre z.o.o., described the experience of marketing the Istrian culinary box, which contains domestic and organic products from Istria, such as olive oil, shellfish, cheese, spices, etc., which can be used in the attached recipe for quick and simple meal preparation. Mag. Boštjan Božič from the company EFOS d.o.o. introduced the Trapview product. It is an advanced trap that enables the detection of pests on agricultural land and thus the correct use of plant protection products over time. They used artificial intelligence technology, for which they received a gold national award at the Dan inovativnosti 2018. Federico Longobardi, from the company Primo Principio Societa Cooperativa, presented an innovative solution for agriculture WiForAgri. It is a comprehensive service that enables monitoring via weather stations equipped with various sensors, and consequently a quick and targeted response to agro-meteorological changes for farmers, enables the development of forecasting models, etc. The positive effects of using WiForAgri are: increased yield of agricultural land, optimization of their management and lower consumption of water and plant protection products.

A meeting was entirely dedicated to innovation in agriculture, which brought together experts, researchers, entrepreneurs and agronomists to jointly assess the applicability of technological innovation in agriculture and provide guidance to project partners on further activities envisaged in the project.