Fleshing out knowledge, the food industry and society
The TRIPTOLEMOS Foundation for Agrifood Development was created to foster a space for dialogue and activities amongst all the groups involved in the agro-food sector, from the primary producer to the consumer, all along the whole product chain. Its core activitiy lies in universities and in representatives of the productive sector with the same concern. It was created in the belief that joint efforts must give rise to a strengthening of the food world in any of its forms, at the same time creating a confidence, sadly questioned today, in matters that go from the prestige of research and collaboration in the urgent problem of more than 900M starving people in the world, to the best nutrition for everyone, in an environment of belief in the system.
The Spanish food and beverage industry is the leading industrial sector of the Spanish economy and the fifth in Europe. The food and beverage sector account for 20% of the Spanish industrial employment. Internationally, the trade balance is positive, no doubt an important balance to the revitalization of our economyr. At the strategic level, the food system has an important economic and political value, and a major responsibility as we need to address future challenges and find solutions. In this scenario universities have a crucial role where networking and coordination is essential.