- June 16th, 2022
Concha y Toro’s Agricultural Division and the CRI participate in technological mission to Israel
In order to explore new agricultural and water technologies, and foster strategic partnerships with universities, four company representatives visited the country in May.
From May 21-29, delegates from Concha y Toro’s Agricultural Division and the Center for Research and Innovation (CRI) took part in a technological mission to Israel, together with authorities from the Regional Government of La Araucanía and academics from Universidad Catolica de Temuco and Universidad Católica del Maule.
The Concha y Toro delegates included Álvaro González, CRI Director; Sebastián Vargas, Head of Viticulture and Winemaking R&D&I; Francisco Juanicotena, Agricultural Manager; and Felipe González, Agricultural Division Agronomist and Irrigation Manager .
The purpose of the mission was to explore new agricultural and water technologies, and to foster strategic partnerships with Israeli universities to develop projects with regional, national, and/or international funding.
The findings and final reflections from the mission include information on Israel’s water governance and strategy, with a clear focus on technology and public investment to address water use efficiency challenges; and the country’s piping system, widespread use of drip irrigation, technology to detect water leakage, wastewater treatment, and investment in desalination plants, among others.
Specific meetings will now be held with universities and a business accelerator to schedule a visit to Universidad Católica de Temuco by the CRI’s team, in order to coordinate a joint presentation together with Universidad Católica del Maule on a water scarcity project for the Maule and La Araucanía regional governments.