BrioAgro awarded in “Agricultural innovation systems and sustainable agriculture” – ITU.FAO

Geneva, Switzerland. – The Innovation Forum for Transforming Key Sectors in Europe and Central Asia. Organised by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) was held virtually on 23 September 2021, within the framework of the ITU Regional Innovation Forum for Europe-Asia 2021. Within this forum,…

BrioAgro, the company that makes it easy and cheap for farmers

They have developed a soil moisture calibration algorithm that allows them to know when, how much and where to irrigate. They obtain the necessary data by using sensor technology that they distribute in the soil and also by capturing localized satellite and weather information. These three sources of information make it possible to monitor the main variables in which the farmer can intervene to improve his crops and to predict very precisely the time and amount of irrigation.

Spanish Startup with WBAF Fund investment: A robust response to Mr Covid from equity markets

The WBAF Fund, the angel investment fund of the World Business Angels Investment Forum, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI), announces that BrioAgro Technologies of Spain has closed an investment deal with the Fund. BrioAgro Technologies joined the Global Fundraising Stage of the World Business Angels Investment Forum last…

BrioAgro has been the winning startup of the Water Scarcity Innowise Challenge Lab

BrioAgro’s director, José Luis Bustos, thanked EIT Foods, not only for the prize money, but also because it recognizes BrioAgro’s work in the use of low-cost irrigation technology, both for agriculture and for parks and gardens, which in addition to helping to irrigate in a responsible way, contributes to addressing the challenge of water scarcity in the world.

Agriculture in the desert

A strip of three million square kilometers of aridity extends from the Atlantic to the Red Sea, bathing with its high temperatures the poorest regions of the planet.
In the Shael, “the hunger belt”, when humanity had not yet noticed climate change, its consequences were already being felt.
A Burkinabe farmer, Yacouba Sawadogo, has managed to make more than three million hectares of desert land fertile. He has managed to slow down the unstoppable advance of the desert in his country by using a traditional farming technique called “Zaï”, but adapting it to modern times.
This method consists of digging holes of about twenty centimetres in which manure and compost are deposited next to the seeds.

La producción agrícola deberá aumentar un 70%

McKinsey señala que para alimentar a 9.000 millones de personas en 2050 deben aumentar los incentivos estatales y la innovación tecnológica en el campo

En el año 2050, el planeta Tierra estará habitado por más de 9.000 millones de personas. Un crecimiento demográfico que requerirá de un 70% más de alimentos de los que hoy produce la población mundial. Además, el aumento de las clases medias a nivel global se traducirá en un aumento de la demanda de carne y otros alimentos ricos en proteínas mientras que, paralelamente, el cambio climático podrá acabar con algunos importantes nichos agrícolas. Una previsión del aumento de la demanda que deberá sumarse al tradicional aumento del precio de algunos productos básicos de la dieta como el trigo y el arroz, que llevan encareciéndose a lo largo del a última década. La volatilidad de los precios de estos productos ha provocado una inestabilidad en los mercados que previsiblemente continuará.

Un difícil panorama descrito por la consultora estratégica McKinsey & Company para la que propone un enfoque basado en cuatro ejes: