Savills’ Agribusiness team hosted a breakfast before the REAP conference to help the speakers on the Producers’ Panel – Tim Whitehead, Brian Barker and Andrew Francis – prepare. The input from around the table helped to strength test the presentations and gain insights from others.
This became a lively and informed discussion of the challenges faced and the opportunities that are being created by being able to talk face-to-face with experts and technologists. One farmer described how a networking meeting hosted by Agri-Tech East on the ‘Internet of Agri Things’ led to him showing a team of ecologists from Microsoft around his farm and others described how meeting scientists helped them to understand the fundamental science that can help inform management strategies in the field.
Prof Angela Karp, Scientific Director from Rothamsted Research, chaired the session.
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