Agrotrade 2023: Latest varietal trends and fruit sector future

Agrotrade 2023: Latest varietal trends and fruit sector future

The projections of the agricultural sector, the challenges of new fruit genetics, and the role of women as agents of change in the global food system will be part of the topics addressed during the 8th edition of the international meeting Agrotrade Chile 2023.

As a way to highlight the importance of agricultural sustainability within global food security, the eighth edition of Agrotrade will be the meeting point for leaders and experts to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas about the future of the sector, review the latest trends in varieties and rootstocks, analyze the role of women in global food security, and connect with nurseries, fruit producers, input suppliers, services, and technologies.

“The global scenario leads us to think about agriculture that is more resilient to changes, so understanding the latest trends, projections, and new actors involved in the future of the sector is essential for a forward-looking perspective on the new challenges. That is the hallmark we wanted to give to this version of Agrotrade 2023,” comments the executive director of Viveros de Chile, Maritrini Lapuente.

Furthermore, with a focus on the sustainability of the sector, experts will analyze the current global context, marked by climate extremes, economic pressures, and conflicts.

“We have faced very challenging seasons, not only due to the Covid-19 pandemic but also because of factors associated with climate change, productivity, worker availability, rising input costs, increased demands in international markets, pests and diseases, as well as significant logistical challenges. Therefore, we believe that by working together between the private and public sectors, as well as between associations and actors throughout the fruit production and export chain, we can advance solutions that benefit us all, especially our country,” emphasized Iván Marambio, President of the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), who will be part of the speakers and discussion panels during the event.

Through talks, conversation panels, and a trade show with national and international exhibitors, key players in the agriculture sector will be able to discuss and learn about the different challenges of new fruit genetics, where prominent figures in varietal improvement will discuss the existing offerings and their impact on fruit cultivation.

“Genetics will be the foundation of future agricultural development. It not only opens possibilities for fruit with desired characteristics in terms of taste, colors, and sizes but also enables the more efficient use of resources with water savings, labor, adaptation to marginal areas, and achieving greater sustainability by developing plants tolerant to pests and diseases,” explains the President of Uvanova and 2nd Vice President of the National Agricultural Society (SNA), Carolina Cruz, who will participate in the conversation panel “Evolution and Challenges of New Fruit Genetics.”

The 8th edition of Agrotrade 2023 will take place on May 24th starting at 8:30 am at the Monticello Events Center. For registration and more information, visit www.agrotrade.cl.

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