We would like to extend you a very warm welcome to RuralCat, the rural and agrifood world's virtual community, an innovative project launched by the Government of Catalonia and a pioneering initiative in Spain that heralds a new concept in Internet-based communication and which particularly targets the development of the farming, agrifood and rural sector.
The RuralCat portal is the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food's basic Internet-based knowledge transfer tool for conveying information on the availability of technological services, training, technology transfer and advisory services for farmers, livestock breeders, the agrifood industry and their associations and organisations.
RuralCat seeks to take the new technologies to the rural world and facilitate the rural population's access to information, training and useful services for the sector in particular, and for the rural world in general.
This is a collaborative experiment, open to all professionals and individuals associated with the Ministry's sphere of jurisdiction, that is intended to help people living in the rural world gain maximum benefit from access to a wealth of information, experience and tools related to their different areas of activity.
In this respect, RuralCat seeks to consolidate its role as a virtual community for the agrifood and rural world, providing a place where different groups of people associated with the sector can generate relationships and exchanges; benefit from services, news and technical information; gain access to innovation, technology transfer and new technologies, and use distance training and advisory services. RuralCat also aspires to be a window, within Internet, through which the general public can discover more about the rural world and the agrifood sector.
We aim to increase the visibility of this virtual meeting and information-sharing point so that, together with the Ministry's institutional website, it can become a reference point for the sector and a tool for progress, helping it to become stronger and better equipped to face the challenges of the future.