27th June 2017
RUC-APS RESEARCHERS FROM UK, SPAIN, ITALY, AND CHILE MEETS IN VALENCIA TO GATHER NEW CHALLENGES IN AGRIBUSINESS VALUE CHAINS.
What happens when agricultural production is greater or less than expected or when the quality of the product is manifestly deficient?. These are some of the questions that were intended to be covered in this multidisciplinary RUC-APS project H2020 that seeks to innovate in the generation of solutions to the problems arising from the uncertainty in the value chain of the International agriculture. The meeting was held at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) on June 27th, 2017.
Dr. Jorge Hernandez, RUC-APS project coordinator from the University of Liverpool says:…
….”The concept of Agri-food value chain is certainly not new, but the uncertainties linked to this environment, such as climate, economy, technology, make it difficult to manage. Therefore, there is still a great challenge on how a validated international framework can be conceived, but also how to make it understandable and usable for every Agri-Food stakeholders, especially by farmers, who are the main drivers nowadays of the food we consume and who are facing the most o the uncertainties”…
Dra. Maria del Mar Eva Alemany, UPV Institutional lider, and WP8 lider says:…
….”Many times the obtained harvested crops are not what they were planned, neither in terms of quantity nor in quality, and while the market demand continues requesting a high variety of products, the key issue still remains on how linking both supply and demand so that waste and cost can be minimised as much as possible“….
More information available at:
Europa Press (agencia de noticias): http://www.europapress.es/comunidad-valenciana/innova-00214/noticia-proyecto-internacional-elabora-herramientas-simulacion-ayudar-tomar-decisiones-agricultura-20170630170540.html
RUC-APS Consortium thanks the UPV News Team for this note: Ángela Argilés Herrero and Ma Luisa Herrero Lara