“To provide more resilience against climate uncertainty everywhere as quickly as possible, we have started building a global inventory –with UK/Europe first – of land assets such as those just described and then mapping them at speed.” says Mark Hodgson, Chief Business Officer at Cervest. “We may be putting our livelihoods at risk unless we accurately and objectively understand how climate uncertainty effects the assets we rely on, and have a better way to manage them.”
How can you manage the risk created by weather? AI and data modelling are offering new ways to mitigate the impact: bespoke weather forecasting to optimise crop scheduling; a novel way to predict extreme events, and an insurance policy to protect against price volatility are to be discussed at an Agri-TechE event ‘Keeping a Sunny Outlook – De-risking Agriculture Through Weather-Tech’.
Two major reports show the UK is forging ahead in terms of agri-tech investment, diversifying into areas such as Novel Farming Systems, alternative proteins, AI, robotics and agribusiness market places.
“We’ve got some great individuals in the GROW competition this year, from students looking to leverage their research and technical expertise, to entrepreneurial farmers who have spotted a niche in the market, and business-focussed scientists seeking to help improve the bottom line of farming,” says Alex