Insights and overviews of emerging trends from Agri-TechE Director Belinda Clarke.
The increasing interest from across the UK and overseas in engaging with Agri-Tech East, has meant that we have outgrown our name. Although our heart is very much in the east of England, our activities are not restricted by geography. So from January we are becoming Agri-TechE.
The Growing Better report not only sets out the scientific evidence and the economic case for transforming food systems but also highlights the $4.5 trillion a year new business opportunities this will create – this is very timely for the discussions at REAP 2019.
Farming businesses that participate in research have ‘first footer’ advantage when it comes to the adoption of new techniques and equipment but it also requires an investment of time and resources and this can be difficult to balance with the demands of the day job. However the benefits are far reaching it was revealed at a recent Pollinator.
Home to just over 40% of Canada’s cultivated farmland, the scale of production of cereals and oilseeds is simply staggering.
The 2019 HARVEST programme introduced Agri-TechE members Hummingbird Technologies, PBD Biotech and TIMAC Agro to Saskatoon and a chance to visit Ag in Motion – the largest outdoor agricultural expo in Western Canada. Hummingbird is the TechHub at REAP2020
Some of the best ideas have been pioneered for one use before making a difference elsewhere. Agriculture and horticulture are no exception and right now
The extreme vulnerability of UK agriculture to climate change has been revealed in a report by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology on Climate Change and Agriculture, which brings renewed urgency to the need to have fresh thinking about ways to mitigate the impact.