The Ministry of Agriculture of Spain advocates for a legal framework in the European Union to stimulate innovation in the agricultural sector

This Tuesday, in an environment marked by the growing need for adaptation and evolution of agriculture to current challenges, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of Spain, Luis Planas, made an emphatic appeal to the ministers of agriculture of the European Union (EU) for the creation of a legal framework that promotes innovation in the agricultural field. The informal meeting took place in the city of Stockholm and was organized by the Swedish rotating presidency. One of the thematic axes of this congregation was the role that agriculture and forestry play in the transition towards more ecological practices.

According to a statement released, Planas highlighted the crucial role of genetic improvement technologies in the agricultural sector. In his opinion, these technologies represent an invaluable tool in optimizing yields, raising the quality of production, and strengthening crop resistance to pests and diseases.

Additionally, the minister stressed the relevance of precision agriculture as a key element for the transformation of food systems. He stated that this methodology makes it possible to improve the working conditions of farmers and, at the same time, achieve higher levels of profitability for farms.

Planas also emphasized that the European Union plays a fundamental role in global food security, and stressed the importance of the EU not falling behind in this area. In this sense, he advocated a proactive and visionary approach to maintain and improve the position of the European Union as a benchmark in agriculture and food security.

As part of his visit to Sweden, Minister Planas, accompanied by his counterparts from the European Union, visited the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), an institution that promotes research into agricultural machinery and equipment free from fossil fuels. Likewise, the delegation visited the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), where they were able to learn about the progress and contributions of this institution in the sector.

It is imperative to consider that, in a world that is increasingly populated and with finite resources, innovation in agriculture is not only desirable but necessary. In this sense, the proposal for a legal framework that encourages agricultural innovation, as proposed by the Spanish minister, could be a significant step towards a more sustainable and secure future in terms of food.

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