LAMMA is celebrating its 40th birthday at the Birmingham NEC. One of the most interesting trends in machinery has been the integration of other technologies – GPS navigation, AI-enabled analysis of data collected, the introduction of aerial imaging and sensing – and this is evidenced by a number of Agri-TechE members exhibiting.
Sustainable food systems require a collaborative response and this is a theme for Agri-Tech Week 2019.
The week will include seven events hosted by members of Agri-Tech East. Each is aimed at showcasing different ways that agri-tech is providing an innovative response to the challenges of food production in a time of environmental change and population expansion.
Robotic harvesters, advanced sensors, pollinator attractants, an online market place to reduce waste, and decision support systems for improved traceability and productivity – are among the technologies to be presented by members of Agri-Tech East, in an exciting new Innovation Insights feature at Fruit Focus.
Start-ups 30MHz, Breedr and LettUs Grow are part of a new breed of technology companies aiming to improve productivity and sustainability in agriculture, but they will be quick to stress at CWIC 2019 that domain knowledge has been essential for success.
“South Korea can be a base camp to enable UK companies to develop technology for Asian countries,” Professor Kyeong-Hwan Lee, of Chonnam National University, South Korea, says ahead of REAP 2020. A delegation of companies are attending and Professor Lee is establishing a science park