Technological innovations determine the future of Agri & Food

AgriFoodTech connects professionals from the entire food chain to inspire and inform about the latest technological innovations. And that is necessary, because the top sector Agri, Food & Horticulture and its suppliers face enormous challenges.

Due to the rising population in 2050 to 9 billion, there will be as much food needed worldwide over the next 40 years as the total that has been produced in the past 8,000 years. The result: climate change, scarcity of raw materials and land and a shortage of food. In addition, consumers are more demanding; there must be sufficient variation and choice, but this must also be healthy and safe. In short: the food chain is changing strongly and that is why the sector must produce more efficiently, effectively, sustainably or even differently. Technological innovations play an extremely important role in this. But what does this mean for the processes, products, services, business models and regulations? What is possible and what can you expect in the future? This you will discover on AgriFoodTech.

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Agriculture: monitor, edit and optimize to the nearest centimeter

To give crops, animals or the soil the treatment they need is often quite a challenge. How do you determine the need and monitor which cow needs a certain type of food and which one does not? This is where smart High Tech and IT solutions come into play. With the help of sensors, cameras, drones, data analysis and precision agriculture, it is easier to respond to individual, specific needs and create certain conditions. AgriFoodTech presents smart innovations to accurately determine and fine-tune your work and treatments down to the centimeter (at a distance). This helps you to optimize your harvest, livestock and soil health and identify problems earlier.

Horticulture: high-tech innovations both on land and in greenhouses

More and more, the horticultural sector is looking for smart ways to ensure the continuous growth of crops in an efficient and effective way. Due to the rising population, not only the demand for fruit and vegetables is increasing, but also the requirements for vegetable alternatives to meat. Moreover, the climate is changing with all its consequences. Smart solutions in the areas of CO2 and energy reduction, detection, inspection, measuring, cameras, sensors, LED lighting, lasers and robotics can help you meet this demands. You will discover the possibilities on the exhibition floor, in the congress program and on the theme square "Innovative Horticulture".

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Machine building: new business models and opportunities thanks to high tech and IT developments

Today, over 98% of all information in the world is stored digitally. All of this data provides valuable information and makes the prediction and determination of trends, future events and (behavioral) patterns a lot easier. Developments such as Big Data, Internet of Things and Blockchain in combination with the latest techniques for sensing, vision and motion technologies offer enormous opportunities for machine builders. Think of customer-oriented and tailor-made product design, the use of new business models and predictive maintenance. During AgriFoodTech, exhibitors and speakers will tell you about these developments and how to apply them. But, on AgriFoodTech you also meet machine developers who present their parts and products to you.

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Food processing industry: innovations that meets the rising demands of consumers

Healthy, responsible and safe food, convenience, food waste, transparency, flexibility... A selection of current trends and themes within the food processing industry. Consumers are making increasingly higher demands on food and also show more interest in processing and the origin of their food. How do you, as a food processor, meet these requirements and demands? How do developments in the field of automation, robotics, hygiene, inspection and sustainability help? And how do you organize your production and business processes on these developments? You will find answers to these questions on the exhibition floor, in the congress program and on  Food processing theme square.

Food technology: prevent scarcity with new ways for food production

The Dutch food industry is one of the most innovative in Europe. Three quarters of Dutch companies in the food industry have made innovative products in the period 2010-2012. This applies not only to High Tech and IT innovations, but also in the field of food technology. Consider, for example, protein transition or 3D-printed food to prevent future food shortages. With protein transition, alternative food sources are used instead of traditional animal meat. In addition, 3D-printing of food also offers social benefits, for example to produce personalized food for patients in hospitals. During AgriFoodTech you can literally taste and experience these innovations.

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