Agri-TechE is bringing together some of the country’s leading innovators in agriculture, technology and engineering. These reports provide a digest of some of the key points that have emerged from these discussions and cover a range of topical issues.
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Ruminating on the Role of Digestate in Managing Healthy Soils
This event covers the results of the “Field Lab” project funded through the Innovative Farmers programme (supported via the Soil Association), with feedback from participating farmers as well as some of the research findings resulting from the project. Written report available; read more.
Water Innovation for Agriculture
From de-salinisation to drip irrigation and drought-tolerant varieties, we’ll be exploring the ways of embracing novel water solutions and management for farmers. Slides available; find out more.
Let There Be Light – Powering Plant Production
Overview of the latest technology and research working to increase the efficiency of and optimizing plants use of light for photosynthesis in controlled environments and pathogen prevention. Full report available.
Through the lens of entrepreneurs and investors from the CEA sector, this report provides an executive summary of the latest developments and challenges in vertical farming. Report available; read more.
Controlled Environment Agriculture: The Industry is Growing Up
This report brings together the perspectives across the sector shared at the event. How feasible is vertical farming for feeding the cities of the future, and how can knowledge of CEA become integrated into urban design? Video recording available; read the briefing.
Fleet Robotics – The agri-workforce of the future?
Explore the prospect of swarm robotics and the potential for its impact on-farm, as well as some of the technical challenges around sensor and data fusion, combining algorithms from multiple machines into a single decision-making system. Written report available; read more.
Life in 2040 – Designing a Sustainable Future
Creativity workshop presented to Agri-TechE members and facilitated by Method. stimulate a different approach to problem solving, to provide visions of future scenarios and then work back. How can we design a better net-zero carbon future by 2040? Full report available to access here; watch the video overview.
How can Earth Observation technologies advance Sustainable Agricultural Development?
An interactive workshop will explore how Earth Observation can advance Sustainable Agricultural Development, and the industry drivers for these technologies. Written report available.
Keeping it Clean with Agri-Tech Innovations
New technologies harnessing the power of everyday molecules are emerging, and are helping to eradicate pathogens, prolong shelf life and improve quality of produce, from seed to sandwich. Video recording available; read the story.
Space-tech Meets Agri-Tech
Explore how space-tech can play an even greater role in agriculture and horticulture and push back the frontiers of food production and environmental stewardship. Free to access video report available here.
Farming For the Future – Novel Crops and Fresh Thinking
Discover crops that have potential for growth in the UK, such as novel legume crops and under-utilised brassicas and novel protein crops as well as species which improve soils and provide improved grazing for livestock. Free to access summary found here.
From Farmer to Pharma – and Beyond – with Medicinal Cannabis and Industrial Hemp
This report summarises the latest state of play of hemp and cannabis production, processing and routes to market in the UK and Europe. Video recording available; find out more.
Online Agri-Tech Express with Barenbrug: What can grass do for you?
Learn more about Barenbrug, the grass varieties on offer, as well as the research and development which they are undertaking. Video recording available.
Advances in Breeding for Agriculture – New Tools for New Solutions
An update on recent advancements in the latest breeding and genetic tools that are helping harness new and ancient traits across different sectors of agriculture, and the regulatory landscape for their management and application. Read the event summary; find out more
Data Management – More than a Numbers Game
As data-enabled agriculture is accelerating in adoption and impact, enabling rapid, simple interrogation of the data and rapid actionable insights has never been more important. We explore different case studies where data management is making a positive difference. Video recording available; read more.
Improving Farm Safety with Innovative Agri-Tech
Remote sensing, communications technology and automation are being deployed to help make agriculture a safer industry. Latest tools to help improve the safety track record around managing livestock and arable, as well as in controlled environment conditions. Video recording available; read the story.
Keeping a Sunny Outlook – De-risking agriculture through weather-tech
With 75% of business leaders worried about the financial risks of climate change, this report discusses the state-of-the-art solutions that can help farmers and others stay one step ahead of the weather. Video recording available; read the story.
Focus on Agri-Finance
Funding and financing models for farmers and founders – from angel investment to sovereign wealth funds, asset finance and debt funding – join us and learn more about the best option for you. Video report available; find out more.
Focus on Funding
Navigate the current agri-tech and agri-food grant funding landscape. From grant-writing support to IP advice, accountancy to recruitment, and marcomms to training – our network can provide all the support you need as your business grows. Video recording available; read the story.
Innovative vegetable production; successful introduction of natural products to improve plant resilience with Itaka International
Itaka’s natural products is improving plant resistance in innovative vegetable farming. They aim to reduce predisposition to common threats on vegetable crops while also decreasing the dependence to agrochemicals. Video recording available; read more.
Putting the N in FarmiNg – SolutioNs for On-Farm NitrogeN Production
Harnessing biological and physico-chemical approaches to nitrogen production is yielding some exciting opportunities for production of alternatives to synthetic fertilisers. Video recording available; read the story.
How is the war in Ukraine impacting the agri-food sector? With Lexington
What is the true impact and cost of the war in Ukraine on our industry? Hear from Lexington’s trade and agri-food expert; Senior Counsel Paul McGrade, as he focus in the on the crisis surrounding the conflict. Video report available.
“Agri-Tech for Fresh Produce – Meet Horticulture Nova Scotia”
Join a group of progressive fruit and vegetable growers who are all members of Horticulture Nova Scotia looking across the world for innovative new solutions to integrate into the industry. Video recording available; find out more.
Agri-TechE Missions – Automating Agriculture: Opportunity for UK Agri-Tech to help US Fruit & Vegetable Growers
For US fruit and vegetable growers a key priority is harvest automation, which is the basis of Agri-TechE’s partnership with Western Growers announced at the 2020 REAP conference. More on labour, environmental, food safety and other challenges. Recording available; find out more.
Farming in extreme environments: Challenges and Opportunities in the UAE with Silal
An overview of challenges facing farmers and growers in the UAE as well as sharing opportunities where AgriTech companies can develop and provide technological solutions. Video report available; find out more.
Agri-TechE International Missions: V4 Agritech & Foodtech Business Matchmaking Forum
Matchmaking opportunity for British agri-tech businesses to help support the development of the sector in Poland and neighbouring countries. Video recording available; find out more.
Agri-Tech and ELMs – the Innovation Enablers
Hear from farmers and advisors that have participated in early ELMS trials and also from the technologists and researchers that are developing techniques and tools to assist them. Free to access report found here.
Barcoding the Broads with Earlham Institute
A quick-fire deep-dive into the Norfolk Broads as we learn more about technologies to help explore, benchmark and manage biodiversity – through the Earlham Institute’s “Barcoding the Broads” programme. Video report available; find out more.
Feel the buzz – insect-tech explored
Technology is enabling more detailed understanding of how to attract beneficial insects, retain them, and even harness them to do additional jobs – from the “internet of bees” to widening the pool of pollinators to increase crop productivity the future is buzzing with potential. Find out more.
Seeing the Wood from the Trees – Innovation for Agroforestry and Soil Carbon Capture
The practice of agroforestry is re-emerging and fast becoming an essential part of soil carbon capture and land management. This report brings together the perspectives of a farmer, a forester, a breeder and a natural capital expert. Report available; read more.
Heartbreak and hope – the story of a new diagnostic for bovine TB with PBD Biotech
Jonnie Yewdall, a former dairy farmer, discussed the impact of TB on farmers and the industry and how the Actiphage test – that uses novel phage technology – offers a new approach to identifying carriers of the disease. Video report available; read more.
YEN-Zero: Using the YEN approach to drive performance & reduce GHG emissions with ADAS
Introducing YEN-Zero, an initiative led by agricultural consultancy ADAS, with farmers, advisors, industry and academics working together to reduce GHG emissions. Video recording available.