Harvest is a crucial time in the agricultural calendar: a poor year directly impacts farm incomes, and indirectly affects supply chains, global prices, import/export balances and even the cost of food. A successful harvest depends on the timing of many factors – including the weather, immediate availability of equipment and people, hauliers and storage facilities.
What will the harvest of the future look like?
Technologies are emerging that can automate not just the processes, but there are also new insights into how to influence the responses of crops and livestock to time and the environment.
We are discussing the potential of this agri-tech in the REAP conference which brings together the crucial end-users on-farm with those who are creating and capturing the value by generating knowledge and transforming it into actionable insights, tools or practices.
Agri-TechE Director Dr Belinda Clarke says: “Technologies that will enable us to influence time are possible now; a key question is how these could be reliably delivered at scale to farmers? A lot of moving parts need to come together to make this a reality, such as application of new knowledge in the farm context, development of relevant new skills to integrate them into current practice, availability of de-risking finance to incentivise adoption, and an over-arching enabling policy landscape.”
REAP 2021: Changing Time(s) for Agriculture – 10th November 2021
Imagine a world where agriculture is not constrained by time. The ability to manage and manipulate time is increasing and REAP 2021 will explore the advances in technology and breakthroughs in science that is making this possible.
REAP brings together people from across the agri-tech ecosystem who believe that innovation is the engine for change. The conference bridges the gap between producer needs and technology solutions and showcases exciting agri-tech start-ups.