We have signed a collaboration agreement with the global digital platform Wikifarmer, with the aim of disseminating information on national and European projects in the agri-food sector in which we participate.
An important agreement for our foundation since, as a catalyst organization of initiatives focused on innovation in the agri-food sector, it is a key element for our foundation, we can provide content of relevance to the community based on our experience in national operational groups, through 23 projects in total, and at the European level, mainly within cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe framework program, focused on food, bioeconomy, natural resources, agriculture and environment, where we already have an extensive track record thanks to the 19 consortia in which we have participated in recent years and our presence in 15 European platforms.
The world’s largest digital library of the agri-food industry
Wikifarmer was born in 2018 by Peter Sagkos and Ilias Sousis, as a global digital platform for the agri-food sector to connect farmers and buyers around the world, with the aim of maximizing their profits and avoiding food waste. In Spain, it was launched two years ago and is already present in more than 15 countries.
It is based on a dual business model: on the one hand, they operate as a library with the largest database and information on the sector, in order to inform about the latest developments, as well as new techniques and agricultural practices. In this way, they enable farmers to implement new production methods, so as to establish an efficient and much more sustainable working model for their environmental impact.
On the other hand, its mission to serve as a mediator between farmers and buyers from different parts of the world, through its “Marketplace” service. The objective of this market is to globalize the agricultural sector, allowing the cohesion of the production of the different territories, facilitating the transparency of the sector and the arrival of new potential customers to farmers, in addition to the possibility of selling all their stocks. This is a break with the chain of multiple intermediaries that, until then, made it more difficult to close deals between seller and buyer.