A warm welcome to our final newsletter of 2021 – after what has been a full-on year for all those working across the agri-food value chain. We’d like to wish you all a very happy and healthy festive season and can’t wait to see you in 2022.
REAP Conference: “Changing Time(s) For Agriculture”
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.
Technologies are available now with the potential to radically change the harvest next year – agri-tech that can automate not just the processes but also manipulate the crop’s response to time and environment.The big question for farmers and growers is where should the priorities be for developing and investing in agri-tech?
The need to realign the skills-base for an increasingly digitised industry calls for a new approach to recruitment. This month’s opinion piece reflects on the appetite for change within the younger generation and the huge opportunity this creates.
As harvest is in full swing and the risk of extreme weather events is predicted to increase, we discuss why farmer-centric innovation has never been more vital and the agri-tech that is on the horizon.