REAP 2020: From micro-scape to landscape – Innovating at the frontier
Agri-TechE presents REAP 2020 - 10th November 9.00 - 16.00 GMT
A challenge is a business opportunity, and 2020 has certainly been full of challenges. Agri-TechE is leveraging global links and bringing growers and technology closer together to generate new collaborations across the ecosystem. Your ticket to REAP is a passport into this vibrant agri-tech ecosystem.
If the industry is to achieve the ambition of a carbon neutral world, the potential of virtual supply chains and the competitive advantage of farming sustainably, then it needs good tools and best practice.
For REAP 2020 we are taking the One Agriculture approach further to explore the agri-tech that is needed to manage innovation at different scales.
Watch our just released videos on the REAP website, feat. the Agri-TechE team, to find out more about this years’ conference. Hear from Belinda Clarke, Agri-TechE Director, why we think it is so important to take this approach to agriculture and how it can help us farm more productively, sustainably and profitably.
Early Bird discount ends this Sunday
Members £75 / Non-members £150
The world is coming to do business at REAP – will you be there?
- 60% of US fruit and veg production is represented by the Western Growers Association; new initiative to be launched at REAP
- 50% of US crop and livestock production is within 500 miles of St Louis – next steps announced
- Wageningen UR Foodvalley Region in the Netherlands is a high concentration of innovative agrifood organisations and a gateway to Europe – East Netherlands Development Agency is talking business at REAP
- South Korea offers an introduction to the Far East and a look at their exciting tech – new opportunities unveiled
- Latin America is embracing Small Robot Company’s ‘per plant’ approach to field automation – the company launches its latest robot at REAP
With radical new ideas, early-stage businesses are revolutionising agriculture
Three entrepreneurs, previously featured in the Start-Up Showcase and now making global impact, return with their farmer partners to discuss their learning points.
- Arable provides precise, localised monitoring of weather and plant health of field crops to the farmer in real time via any mobile device; based in the USA with clients in 37 countries.
- Outfield offers precision fruit production with drone mapping; works with partners in New Zealand, Africa and Scandinavia.
- Breedr is enabling precision livestock production – improving the productivity, profitability and sustainability of meat.
Don’t miss the REAP 2020 Start-up Showcase
First time to see: a pop-up livestock facility that generates value from emissions; an ‘internet of bees’ to boost yields; crop scouting robotics; edible plastics; modelling for risk assessment and smart crop protection.
To get a taster, see who has been in the line-up before.
Discovery science with disruptive potential
What do a tube of deep heat, a bar code, a Rubik’s cube and some PVA glue have in common?
Hear from Laura Bouvet, Agri-TechE Knowledge Exchange Manager, about how these – and other – everyday objects will be used by leading scientists to highlight the inspiration behind, and application of their work to farmers and growers, as they invite you into their labs to explore the discovery science that is evolving for commercial use.
Top researchers will discuss emerging agri-tech solutions to intractable issues:
- Combatting peach potato aphid with aromatherapy
- Rapid, in-field detection of pathogens
- Genomic detection of airborne disease
- Creating robot highways to increase agri-automation
- Improving soil glue to build soil structure
- DNA barcoding to determine optimum crop rotation
- Impact of roots on microbial communities
- Managing conflicting demands on land management
- Biological approach to increasing nitrogen availability