30MHz has received an investment of 3.5 million EUR from two agricultural related funds: SHIFT Invest and the Rabo F&A Innovation Fund.
Two Agri-Tech East members are leading projects as part of the Colombian Prosperity Fund Programme., including Agricompas, which is a leading the project “Digitizing cacao production in Colombia” which aims to support smallholders in post-conflict areas.
In 30-60 years we could lose all the fertile peat topsoil from East Anglia ¬ ‘the food basket of the UK’ – given current land management practices and a changing climate. To encourage new thinking Agri-Tech East is launching an agri-hackathon.
The Innovation Hub this year will be looking towards the connected farm where sensors and monitors provide early warning of risks from disease, weeds and adverse weather, autonomous machines support 24/7 cultivation, and prevention and resilience are key management strategies.