AMI's 9th international conference Agricultural Film took place
from 20-22 September 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center in
the past 60 years, agricultural output and productivity has significantly
increased and plastic agricultural film for silage, mulch and greenhouse
applications has made substantial contributions to this development. The use of
plastic films has been notable in the horticultural industry, as well as in
preserving and improving the quality of silage and contributing to continuously
increasing crop and milk yields. Plastic films have also enabled the extension
of cultivation in terms of the growing season and the location through the use
of protective mulch and greenhouse films.
players in the market the business is a challenging one with many conflicting
trends. According to the UN, there will be more than 9 billion people on the
planet by 2050 (i.e. 2 bn more than today) but in 2014 there already were some
800 million people living in chronic hunger, half of the population was
affected by under or overconsumption of food, per capita calorie intake is
constantly growing alongside with the world's middle class, while one third of
all food produced each year globally is wasted. Scarcity of resources such as
water, agricultural land and soil in general together with pollution and
climate change has put food production under increasing pressure and will bring
sustainability and efficient and smart farming to the top of the priority list
of both the public as well as the private sector involved in agriculture.
Agricultural Film 2016 discussed the above issues and presented research findings and possible
solutions to the problems faced by today's protected agriculture. The conference brought together agricultural and
horticultural cover specifiers, researchers, manufacturers and the supply chain
to the industry and provided a forum to network with
professionals active in this challenging industry.
Agricultural Film 2017
For more information about this event please contact
Rocio Martinez, Senior Conference Organiser
Tel: +44 (0) 117 314 8111
The conference proceedings for the Agricultural Film 2016 conference are now available for sale. For further details, please click on the below link to see the pdf.
Agricultural Film 2016 Conference Proceedings
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