WATERAGRI‘s pilot site in Italy hosted a delegation of policy makers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkey on November 22, 2023. The visit, organized by Francesco Cavazza from Canale Emiliagno Romagnolo together with Acqua Campus employees and WATERAGRI partners from University of Bologna, marked a pivotal moment in the project’s outreach efforts.
The primary objective was to provide the policy makers with a firsthand look at the innovative solutions developed by WATERAGRI, which are currently undergoing testing at the pilot site in Italy. The technical visit allowed the policy makers to witness the real-world application of these solutions and gain insights into their potential impact on sustainable agriculture practices.
The presence of policy makers, especially from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Turkey, underscores the growing recognition of WATERAGRI‘s potential to influence and shape agricultural policies on a national and international scale. Their visit serves as a crucial step towards fostering collaboration between research initiatives and government bodies, ensuring that the project’s outcomes align with broader agricultural strategies and priorities. This intersection of research and policy is crucial for ensuring the successful implementation and scalability of WATERAGRI solutions.
The visit of the delegation of policy makers to the WATERAGRI pilot site represents a significant step towards realizing the project’s broader goals. By fostering collaboration, facilitating knowledge exchange, and showcasing the practical application of innovative solutions, WATERAGRI makes a lasting contribution to the sustainable future of agriculture.