“Necessity is the mother of invention,” according to Greek philosopher Plato, and never have we had more need of invention and innovation than in the middle of a global pandemic. Agri-TechE has long been an advocate of “open innovation” and this is fast-tracking a response to the challenges created by COVID-19
Innovation is the key to agricultural efficiencies and productivity, and a number of Agri-TechE members will be discussing developments and emerging technologies within an online seminar programme at Cereals LIVE .
The COVID-19 crisis has shown the fragility of food supply chains and accelerated the labour challenges for the agricultural industry – generating a sense of urgency for new methods of automating agricultural processes.
To help suppliers provide more accurate predictions of crop yield Mantle Labs, in collaboration with Agri-EPI Centre, is offering its unique ‘Geobotanics’ platform to retailers and others involved in the supply chain, free-of-charge for a period of three months.
LettUs Grow, an indoor farming technology provider, is fast-tracking the building of two vertical farm modules in the city of Bristol during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Innovate vertical farm will produce fresh food in 10 days and will donate the fresh produce to those in need in Bristol