Agri-tech innovation offers response to global challenges A number of international players announced initiatives at Agri-TechE’s REAP 2020 conference. Partnership with Western Growers to accelerate field harvest automation "With Agri-TechE, we saw the potential to create a viable relationship that would accelerate the development of solutions, and ultimately, solve the issues our growers are facing,” Western Growers South Korea Launchpad offer to agri-tech companies at REAP “South Korea can be a base camp to enable UK companies to develop technology for Asian countries,” says Professor Lee of Chonnam National University. East Netherlands’ 'Foodvalley' comes to REAP We want to do business, Oost NL is bringing a delegation to REAP to meet UK producers & agri-tech innovators and introduce the Wageningen UR-Foodvalley Region of the Netherlands. Growing a Revolution - could soil health provide an income stream? "Carbon credits could provide an income stream for farmers based on societal value of carbon', says David R Montgomery, keynote speaker at REAP 2020. Gravity Challenge - adopting space tech for agri-tech Agri-TechE was approached by Deloitte to help promote the Australian Gravity Challenge: Adopting Space Technologies Down on Earth, an innovation programme facilitating access to satellite data. Welcome to St Louis, gateway to US agriculture Nearly 50 per cent of US crop and livestock production is located within 500 miles of St Louis so this is a good launch point for companies looking to engage with US food production. Trust, Traceability, and Terabytes in the Australian Agrifood System Food Agility CRC is a $150million innovation hub that is creating new digital technologies for the Australian agrifood industry. Agriculture in Canada; Mission Reflections Home to just over 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland, the scale of production of cereals and oilseeds is simply staggering. The World at a Crossroads; Searching for a solution “South Korea can be a base camp to enable UK companies to develop technology for Asian countries,” Professor Kyeong-Hwan Lee, of Chonnam National University, South Korea, says ahead of REAP 2020. REAP 2018 - how Chinese farmers used science to inform best practice Increased productivity with reduced environmental impacts may sound like the holy grail of farming, but our keynote speaker at REAP, Dr Zhenling Cui of the China Agricultural University, Beijing, will present the findings of a ten year national campaign that has achieved just this. No-till in a time of climate change challenges thinking at REAP2017 Maria “Pilu” Giraudo is a fifth generation farmer from central Argentina and she was recently awarded the prestigious Kleckner Award, an annual recognition given by Global Farmer Network to a farmer who shows leadership and vision. UK is open for business on a global scale Engaging with this international dimension is going to be increasingly important for our farming and agri-business, particularly where the newly-harvested crops become part of global supply chains. “Feed the soil and it will feed you,” Gary Zimmer says at REAP 2016 Yield and quality can be improved, within the existing fertilizer budget, by a move to Biological Farming. Australian Trade & Investment Commission (Austrade) Working in partnership with Australian state and territory governments, the Australian Trade Commission (Austrade) provides international investors with the information needed to establish/expand a business or undertake R&D collaboration in Australia.