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International conference on plastic film technologies used in agriculture, silage, mulch, greenhouse and tunnel films

20-22 September 2016, Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center, Barcelona

Organised by Applied Market Information Ltd. (AMI)


AMI's 9th international conference Agricultural Film ​took place from 20-22 September 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center in Barcelona, Spain. 

Over 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.

For 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.

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For more information about this event please contact
Rocio Martinez, Senior Conference Organiser
Tel: +44 (0) 117 314 8111


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