Tuesday 9 November – Technology and People
In two days from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and in online format, a new event was held with companies in the sector in which the topic of Technology as a common thread, focusing on workers and also in workplaces, farms, warehouses and offices.
With a total of 223 attendees in both sessions of the event, the first day brought together 126 representatives of companies, mostly producers.
The interesting line-up of speakers provided knowledge and experience in this field, and their participation was highly valued by the attendees.
After an introduction to the event delivered by Sergio Barberá, ETF director, Ivan Lütolf, AGROTECH Spain president, opened the session with his presentation “Working conditions and technology” focusing on the current and future reality of technology and digitalisation in the agricultural sector.
Addressed their presentations on technological solutions, Cecilia Menicucci from Labor Solutions APP, focused on technology to engage, train and educate workers, Quintin Lake director of Fifty Eight, presented the Just Good Work platform, which aims to create better employment pathways for migrant workers and finally, Jhon Muñoz, representative of Stronger Together, explained an online application focused on responsible recruitment. The usability of all of them makes them useful tools.
Afterwards, the “Guide to Complaint Management Mechanisms for Workers” (Spanish version) was presented by Marta García, Technical Manager Spain of Keelings Retail and Mª Ángeles Cascales of Investigación y Tecnología de Uva de Mesa, SL, both coordinators of the Working Group on Grievance Management Mechanisms in Ethical Trade Forums.
This presentation was followed by an interactive session on grievance mechanisms in the sector.
As an example of best practice, Marisa Ruíz, head of the Quality and Environment Department of Grupo El Ciruelo together with David Miralpeix, General Manager of AHORA & FlexyQ Product Owner gave a presentation on “Digitalisation for a more sustainable and intelligent production” in which they explained the joint work carried out in order to develop the necessary modules to computerise the Integrated Quality Control and Food Safety through the Quality Timeline.
Once this presentation was over, the day came to an end, and the contents planned for the second session on Wednesday 10th were announced.