The general director of Agenda Digital, Pablo García, has underlined “the need to invest all the efforts within the reach of all the institutions to accelerate the digital transformation of the rural world, understood as a means, which up to now has proven to be more effective, to curb the process of depopulation suffered by rural areas”.
This was stated this Friday at the closing of the Rural World Technology Fair, iRuRal 2022, in whose organization the Junta de Extremadura, the Government of Castilla-La Mancha, the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces of Extremadura, the Provincial Councils of Cáceres and Badajoz and FEVAL in collaboration with the main telecommunications operators in the country.
García has highlighted “the magnificent reception that the proposal that we launched for this first edition of the fair has found both among the companies and among the attending public that has welcomed the FEVAL facilities, in Don Benito, throughout these two days in that has developed the event”.
As he explained, the fair ends with half a thousand participants registered in the different programmed activities and more than fifty companies and public institutions that have exhibited their projects and their catalog of products and services especially destined to promote the economic and social development of the world. rural in the iRuRal exhibition space.
For García, “the fair has more than met the expectations that we placed in it from the organization, a multidisciplinary team that has done a great job during all these months of hard work and that shows that the public-private collaboration model is the way to follow when it comes to dealing with challenges with roots as complex as depopulation”.
He stated that “we have tried to carry out a detailed analysis of the main aspects to be addressed in order to face this demographic challenge and its solution paths through the different tools that the technological solutions market makes available to us”.
He referred to health care, mobility, aid for the development of the economic potential of each area, or the improvement of public services provided by the local administration “for the development of which the different administrations already have help lines well endowed budgetarily and that have found a very good reception on the part of the smaller city councils to which they were destined”.
This closing act has also served as a framework from which to honor the career of the Secretary General of FEMPEX, Miguel Ruiz, who has been awarded a plaque with which the organization of ¡RuRal recognizes “his involvement in the digital transformation of the world after 38 years as mayor” in the Badajoz town of Higuera La Real.