Digitization contributes to increasing the competitiveness of the food industry

By: STA Date: 2024. 04. 03. 11:00

Technological development and the rise of IT tools can revolutionize the food industry, creating opportunities in the field of transparency, efficiency and safety, said Dr. Márton Nobilis, State Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture responsible for the food industry and trade policy, at the Conference of the Cibus Hungaricus Foundation.

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The State Secretary pointed out that digitization contributes to increasing the competitiveness of the food industry in many ways: it enables the creation of better quality and safer products, promotes the creation of more transparent supply chains, and encourages innovation and product development. It is important to be able to trace food from the farm to the table, because it guarantees quality and safety. The visibility of the entire process, from the seed or the birth of the animal to the sale of the processed food, is of particular importance in creating a sustainable and safe food industry.

Dr. Márton Nobilis emphasized that public catering plays a key role in the food industry by ensuring the daily supply of 1.2 million people

With the help of digitization, it is easier to learn about dietary needs and preferences. In this way, restaurants or institutions can plan and prepare food more precisely. As a result, stocks and procurement processes can be better optimized, operation will be more economical and sustainable, demands will become more predictable, which can also reduce the amount of food waste.

The state secretary also emphasized the importance of agricultural vocational training in the digitalization of the food industry, as the youngest generation is much more receptive to innovations

Digitization in education creates an opportunity for the faster spread of innovative solutions and the further strengthening of the industry. The Ministry of Agriculture is committed to supporting the use of state-of-the-art technologies in the food industry, as this will facilitate the growth of the sector’s competitiveness.


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