GHZERO has been invited by CIPMO (Italian Center for Peace in the Middle East) to participate as a business start-up innovation success stories in the international conference to be held in Milan at the Museum of Science and Technician entitled “Nord Africa – Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia “The agri-food chain. The challenge of equal and sustainable development. The role of the Italian System.
The aim of the conference is to carry out an initial survey of this area and of the possibilities of collaboration in this sector, intended as an initial step for subsequent developments, which will be researched and implemented through specific targeted initiatives in the field.
Initially, the initiative aims to disseminate and raise awareness on issues of sustainable development and / or the circular economy, together with those of compatible entrepreneurship, public opinion and specifically the interlocutors specifically interested in the reality of North Africa. national and local institutional interlocutors, universities and research centers, the business system, the voluntary and non-profit world.
We intend to compare particularly emblematic institutional representatives, agencies and associations, allowing the creation of a close comparison between the different realities, and the identification of different and possible forms of equal collaboration.
Even in the articulation and specificity of the different realities, agriculture and the agri-food industry of the countries in question are going through a phase of accelerated modernization and interconnection with the European market, and in particular Italian.
Sectors such as horticulture, olive growing, aviculture, animal husbandry, fishing and fish farming, the production of dried fruits and aromatic herbs, and cotton (as far as Egypt is concerned) are important significant transformations, to make them adequate to the quality standards now required by European markets.
Biological productions, in particular, are acquiring a growing space, conquering new production and market spaces, even if progress has been made on the certification and traceability of products.
The aim of the Conference is to develop an integrated supply chain approach, from production (with the related themes of the choice of seeds or other reproductive systems, as well as aspects related to animal reproduction, fertilization methods, irrigation, fight antiparasitic etc.), the first conditioning of the product, the refrigeration and conservation systems, the innovative transformation processes of third, fourth and fifth range, packaging, internal transport systems and the European markets, the possible outlets of market, both internal and external European companies.
In this framework, the qualitative and innovative aspect of the intervention, linked to the environmental issues of energy saving and alternative energy, water saving and respect for the territory, are combined with other aspects of business compatibility, from the respect of the rights civilians and trade unions, to the involvement of the affected populations, guaranteeing them a participation and a return of the benefits deriving from production processes, respect for gender policies and the protection of child labor.
During the works GHZERO will present the advanced experimental module SERRA 2020.roductive chosen. The creation, in short, of a reference network in Italy for this sector, which identifies the corresponding reference network in the target country, or in the target area, developing the necessary connections and collaborations, through a gradual, progressive and multiplicative system. .
This methodology, applied to the various sectors of the agri-food sector between Italy and the North African target countries, must set itself the objective of creating an integrated fabric and collaborations, a network of interconnected networks.
The purpose of the conference is to make a preliminary survey of this area and of the possibilities of collaboration in this sector, intended as an initial step for subsequent developments, which will be sought and implemented through specific targeted initiatives in the field.