The UK Department of International Trade (DIT) has several fringes, among them the agritech sector was one of those presented at this year’s Expo Prado. This field, which has a presence in several Latin American countries, focuses on techniques that address animal science, plant science, precision agriculture, and aquaculture.
NS British technologies for agriculture These include, for example, equipment for animal detection, continuous monitoring of the weight and health status of the animal, and dietary supplements.
Federico Pérez Vodke, in charge of agricultural technology at the DIT for the field, explained inspector He “Uruguay is looking for a lot at the moment in agritech, which is sustainability”. For example, some technological advances in which advances have been made relate to sheep and bovine genetics, for example, animals that produce less methane or that have more efficient conversion of feed to meat.
Perez’s work at the Expo Prado was Connect with producers and explore the possibilities the United Kingdom has to offer in accessing this type of technology, and as he said, he did many consultations and saw a high interest on the part of the Uruguayans.
“These days I see a lot of appetite for importing new technologies and it shows that Uruguay’s agriculture is looking outside and wants to incorporate a lot of things,” he said.
He, on the other hand, emphasized that the technology available to the agriculture sector and its development is part of what will connect young people to the sector. In line with this, he remarked that the embassy would support an initiative that would be developed jointly between the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) and members of agricultural institutions that seek to find technological solutions to agricultural problems, Like the Ag Tech Challenge contest that happened a few months back.
British agritech presented at Expo Prado.
Connect producers and companies
As he explained, DIT’s agritech sector aims to connect British companies, developers of technologies for agriculture, with Latin American producers, entrepreneurs and companies. who may be interested in importing your services. The biggest markets for British agritech in Latin America are Brazil and Mexico, he said.
The challenge in Uruguay is “to see how to do close monitoring with such large herds,” he indicated, because the expansion of British agricultural production – less so than Uruguay – is more likely to monitor progress. “more closely”.
Part of DIT’s objectives is to ensure that British companies begin to focus on Latin American markets and that producers, potential customers, American, see available technology proposition. Perez said that although “you have to show them both that they exist,” he sees great potential in this area.
“There is a great desire to apply the technology. Technological revolution is coming in the field”, he concluded.
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