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Award of the maintenance and development contract for the RuralCat portal

January 2010 

The Departament d’Agricultura, Alimentació i Acció Rural of the Generalitat de Catalunya has awarded Adasa the contract for maintenance and development of the RuralCat portal, the virtual community of the Catalan agricultural, food-industry and rural world.


RuralCat is a dynamic portal the main aims of which are to encourage use of new technologies in the rural world, help the sector grow by training and informing those connected with the rural environment and making them more professional, drive the diffusion of knowledge and orientate users according to their common needs and interests. To this end, it offers information services (news, technical reports, a calendar of events, etc.), on-line training, advanced applications (irrigation recommendations, etc.), and a series of services oriented towards its community of registered users (wikis, social networks, forums, etc.).

The scope of the project includes integral management of the portal, including management and publication of contents, the creation of a new portal based on open-source software products, technical maintenance, a plan to improve the portal's current services and make them more dynamic, and its promotion and dissemination at various conferences, trade fairs and seminars.

This project represents the public administration's clear support for innovation and new technologies in the agricultural world.

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