Report submitted on the agricultural machinery project

Jean Marc Bournigal, President of Irstea, submitted a report on the agricultural machinery project today to Stéphane Le Foll, Minister of Agriculture, Agri-Food and Forestry; Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, Industry and Digital Technology; and Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State in charge of Higher Education and Research. As part of the agricultural machinery and the Nouvelle France Industrielle (New Industrial France) projects, the aim of this project was to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the agricultural machinery sector.

The agricultural machinery and equipment sector is a growing sector across the world. As the third largest manufacturer in Europe, France is well placed in the market. 

9 recommendations

The report submitted today puts forward 9 recommendations organized into 3 sections : 

PREPARING THE AGRICULTURE OF TOMORROW− FORECASTING OVERVIEW

ENCOURAGING INNOVATION AND ORGANIZING THE ECOSYSTEM

REINFORCING SKILLS AND PROCESSES WITHIN THE INDUSTRY

Jointly designing systems and equipment for the agri-environmental transition Clarifying the R&D ecosystem Closing the gap between training (skills) and needs
Developing agricultural robots Making innovation networks more attractive to value chain stakeholders Building a skills/testing resource center
Preparing for digital agriculture   Improving international representation
    Implementing an industry Strategic committee

A symposium on the main results and perspectives of this research will be held during SIMA (International Agricultural Business Show), which will be held February 22-26, 2015. 

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