REAP Conference: “Changing Time(s) For Agriculture”
Wednesday 10th November, 9am – 5.15pm
The passing of time gives crops, livestock – and even companies – time to mature.
As REAP 2021 advances on us, it’s time to celebrate the recent successes of three home-grown companies in our membership which demonstrate how the UK’s agritech ecosystem is growing up. Stable has raised $46.5m to protect agrifood companies from volatile prices, previous REAP Start-Up Showcase participants Outfield has raised £750,000 for its orchard management system and YAGRO has joined the Frontier Group of companies.
We discuss the implications of this investment in this month’s Opinion and look forward to continuing the discussion at REAP 2021.
Basis Registered? 5 points are available for REAP attendees.
- Farmer-exclusive “Carbon Conversation”, a round-table discussion of the hype and hope of carbon management
- Inspirational keynote addresses from Jan-Erik Petersen of the European Environment Agency, and Professor Alex Webb of University of Cambridge
- Exciting Start-Up Showcase, which has proved a launchpad for leading agri-tech innovation
- Bite-sized research updates on Emerging Agri-Tech from the UK’s leading scientific institutions
- International Café with representation from Europe, the USA, the Middle East and Asia – discussing the opportunities and challenges of their regions
- Sofa Session with experts from AirBus and Dyson Farming giving their different perspectives on overcoming time constraints in agriculture
Farmers, growers & full-time students
Bursary closes 22nd October - Apply now!
Cracking the secret of time - the implications for farming
Professor Alex Webb from the University of Cambridge will explain the possibilities of ‘chronoculture’ in his keynote address at REAP.
The time of day is important for plants: for instance herbicides are more effective when sprayed at dawn than at dusk. This knowledge of how plants are controlled by time can enable new types of farming systems and create opportunities to adapt plants to different geographies, with different day lengths or breed for a changing environment.
Carbon management hype or hope?
Accurately determining how carbon is being used or lost across the farm can provide insights that enable better management, and ultimately support for climate neutrality.
There are lots of unknowns, but for landowners it offers the promise of alternative revenue streams and for producers, healthier soils and a reduction in inputs. Agri-TechE is inviting farmers and growers to join a ‘Carbon Conversation’, hosted by Savills the evening before REAP. This virtual round-table discussion will explore this much-hyped subject and will see farmers that are already managing carbon along with others working in the field will share their learnings with the group. Together we’ll capture what needs to happen to enable the carbon agenda to move forward.
Time challenges in agriculture - where would you place the money?
What are the biggest time constraints in farming? Where should be the solutions be directed? John Barrett of Sentry is Chair of the Agri-TechE Stakeholder Group, and offers his top four challenges. John is looking forward to a lively debate at REAP and to warm it up we have asked others in the ecosystem where they think technology is providing some of the answers now.
Agri-Tech Week 2021
8th – 12th November 2021
Agri-Tech Week is an opportunity to gain an insight into agri-tech developments across the ecosystem, hosted by a range of partners including ADAS, New Anglia LEP, University of Reading, Norwich Research Park, Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and NIAB.
Events this year include an update on the world’s first robotic farm and insights from four Norfolk farming businesses into their use of big data and a comparison of different strategies for reducing carbon emissions.
Discount for AgriVest for Agri-TechE members & REAP Attendees.
This year FoodTechIL and AgriVest are joining forces for a 3-day virtual event between October 25th – 27th, 2021.
This is your opportunity to network with leading entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, and thought leaders from around the globe.
Find out more at agrifoodsummit.co.il