06 May 2024

First plenary of the Coordination Body of the System of Knowledge and Innovation in Agriculture (SCIA)

On 6 May, the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, took part in the inauguration of the first plenary session of the Coordination Body of the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (SCIA), at the headquarters of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

This body was created with the aim of facilitating the cooperation of all the agents involved in the generation and use of knowledge and innovation in the agri-food sector, not only the competent public administrations in the field, both autonomous and central, but also the agri-food sector in its broadest version (value chain, consumers, service companies, official associations, advisory bodies and technology platforms).

Its aim is to stimulate the greatest possible coordination and synergy between agricultural policy and science, technology and innovation policy, so that scientific research is placed at the service of sectoral needs, responding to the present and future challenges of the agri-food sector.

Margarita de Gregorio, General Secretary of BIOPLAT, represented the five Technology and Innovation Platforms of the agri-food sector: Food for Life-Spain Technology Platform (PTF4LS), PTV Wine Technology Platform, Fundación Vetmasi Animal Health Technology Platform and BIOVEGEN – Plant Biotechnology Technology Platform. oordination of the Knowledge and Innovation System in Agriculture (SCIA)