AGRI-TECHE NEWS UPDATE
Ahead of REAP 2022 we asked a number of researchers and technologists who have participated in previous conferences and are involved in on-farm collaborations how they see the future of agriculture and the current challenges. We asked a big question “Assuming connectivity is no longer an issue, which of the following scenarios do you think most reflects the farm of the future and what agri-tech is needed on the roadmap?”
Jay Robinson, CEO of Agri-Food Advancement Partnership (GAAP) a venture fund based in Saskatoon, Canada, discusses how GAAP has partnered with organisations Ag-West Bio and SREDA together with Agri-TechE to plan the VOYAGE mission. This industry-led programme provides personalised introductions for early-stage companies to the ecosystem in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.
The line up for the REAP 2022 Start-up Showcase is carefully curated and kept secret until the day – but previous participants are making waves across the industry. 14 of the companies featured have raised over £92 Million in the last 3 years. Here we revisit a few to ask: ‘what happened next?’
It was great to be back in person for Royal Norfolk Show Innovation Hub 2022, with a diverse range of stands featuring technologies aimed at input management, soils improvement, automation, and on-farm safety solutions.
The President of the 2022 Show, Lord Cholmondley, lent his name to our “Time for Tech” which was a focal point for a number of VIP visits to the Hub,
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Agricultural veteran John Shropshire OBE has been selected to chair an Independent Review Into Labour Shortages in the Food Supply Chain. John is Executive Chairman of G’s Fresh Group, a major horticulture producer. He will be supported by an expert panel that draws in expertise from across the farming, fisheries, processing and manufacturing aspects of the supply chain.
Muddy Machines, which is building a small herd of Sprout robots for the 2023 asparagus harvest season, has raised £1.5m. The funding will enable it to develop new crop harvest capabilities and scale production of its robotics. The company featured in the REAP 2021 Start-Up Showcase.