Using new technologies to improve the country's food security
The Vice President of Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy visited the second exhibition of Atka Organization's capabilities focusing on knowledge-based food security.
Ruhollah Dehghani, the vice president of science, technology and knowledge-based economy, said during this visit: "The great dimensions of Atka family's capabilities can be understood and observed." The characteristic of the armed forces is that it has always carried out the work in the best way with firm determination and has paid attention to good achievements in the field of food. The companies under the Atka group have a good share of the market and it seems that considering the very important flow of food security, this issue should be at the top of the priorities of decision-making and influential sectors of the country.
Referring to the strategic and authoritative nature of food security, he said: the world has moved towards the use of new technologies, innovative methods in improving the productivity, production and distribution of food, and large companies can contribute by taking advantage of their technological capacity and manpower. Promote the country from the food industry and take valuable steps in the field of food supply and security.
Dehghani named food security as one of the important and main priorities of the vice presidency of science, technology and knowledge-based economy and said: large and capable organizations such as Atka have well understood the importance of benefiting from technology and innovation in the food sector, and from this, they have taken steps to improve their activities and help ensure the country's food security. We are ready to carry out the necessary interaction and synergy with this organization and other capable companies that can take an effective step in this field in order to realize an important and strategic priority such as food security.
Atka Organization, which has the food security of the armed forces at the top of its duties, has entered the field of food security, the production cycle to supply and the penetration of innovation in the field of food by using the capacities of the ecosystem of technology and innovation. This organization has created a technological cycle in reliance and formed from ideation to commercialization and sales in the heart of this organization, and on the basis of open innovation, network development and technology institutions, efforts have been made to form this technological and innovative ecosystem.
By entering the problem system, Atka organization has identified 100 technological needs in agriculture, animal husbandry, fisheries, food industry, stores, of which 6 technological needs are emerging and innovative.
Also, this organization has organized a food industry event with the Innovation and Prosperity Fund, an agricultural event with Tehran and Hamedan universities, an animal husbandry event with Zanjan University, and an intelligent food security chain event with SAIRAN company.
Relying in the field of creating intermediary institutions, on measures such as the creation of an innovation factory for food chain intelligence, an innovation factory for olives and extra-beneficial oils, an innovation factory for poultry, an innovation factory for agriculture and animal husbandry, an innovation factory for food industries in Tehran, an innovation factory for textiles, an innovation factory for home appliances and Poultry Innovation Factory.
Creating a road map for commercial seeds, using remote sensing technology in the field of agriculture, creating research farms in the lands of subsidiaries, developing a road map for the cultivation of medicinal plants, intelligent harvesting, storage and distribution, production of pectin from sugar beet pulp and production of aspartic acid from sugar beet molasses is some of the technological activities of this organization in the field of agriculture, supply and food security.
Vice Presidency of Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy