Cantonal Initiatives (Agri&Food in the Canton of Fribourg 2/11)
31 January 2024
“Agri&Food in the Canton of Fribourg” is an 11-part video series that delves into the vibrant and evolving agrifood sector of the canton of Fribourg.
In “Cantonal Initiatives,” Jerry Krattiger elaborates on the substantial investments driving the agrifood sector in Fribourg. Significant contributions from both public and private sectors, including a CHF 250 million expansion by Nespresso and the notable presence of Migros as a major private employer, underscore the sector’s economic significance.
Krattiger discusses the creation of the Food and Nutrition cluster, an initiative that brings together approximately 250 members to foster innovation through collaboration and exchange. This cluster, along with the diverse array of companies in the region—from large industries to SMEs and start-ups—reinforces Fribourg’s position as a leader in the Swiss agrifood sector.
The video highlights Fribourg’s strategic approach to building a vibrant ecosystem that not only declares its leadership but acts upon it, supporting various initiatives at regional and national levels. This proactive stance is pivotal in advancing the value creation and proposition of Fribourg’s agrifood sector.
From the robust economic impact and innovative strategies to the sustainable practices and collaborative efforts shaping the future of agrifood in the region, each episode of the “Agri&Food in the canton of Fribourg” video series provides unique insights into why Fribourg is fast becoming a leading hub for agrifood and agritech innovation.