Will digital agriculture deliver the next revolution?

Will digital agriculture deliver the next revolution?

“Innovative new thinking is integral to the future of agriculture and we see the digital overtaking the physical,” says David Hickie, Technology Lead for FMCG at PA Consulting and a speaker at the REAP Conference 2016 in November.

David has 20 years of experience in research and development, including senior levels in Unilever and PepsiCo, which included work across the supply chain. He now is based at PA Consulting , a global innovation, technology and consulting firm.

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Agri-tech news update

  • Bugs a sustainable source of protein?

    Published: 21 July, 2016

    Urban farming is one of the ways that our capacity for food production can be increased. The potential of insects and bugs to provide a sustainable source of protein is being investigated by a number of groups in the agri-tech cluster and this was featured in a recent ITV Anglia programme.

    Entomics is one of the first tenants of the Eastern AgriGate Hub, a collaborative research centre which is looking at ways of reducing and using food waste.

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  • Agri-Tech Catalyst funding round 6 launched

    Published: 20 July, 2016

    When the Agri-Tech Strategy was launched in 2014 it committed a fund for investment in agri-tech projects called the Agri-Tech Catalyst. There have so far been five rounds, and the sixth…

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  • Robotics and plant intelligence win GROW

    Published: 7 July, 2016

    “The future is here already – it is just not evenly distributed,” Michael Lee, Managing Director of Syngenta Ventures, quoted at the final of GROW, the UK’s first national agri-tech…

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  • $1 million funding for agri-tech start-up KisanHub

    Published: 7 July, 2016

    We are delighted that KisanHub, an early stage company that presented at our first Pollinator meeting, has raised $1 million. The company already has a vibrant user base with over…

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  • SoftHarvest robot lettuce harvester

    Published: 5 July, 2016

    Over 60 per cent of the production cost of a lettuce is in the manual harvesting; automating this process would allow producers to be more competitive and respond faster to…

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  • Understanding internal plant signals may help boost crop yields

    Published: 5 July, 2016

    Pinpoint Phenomics has developed a system that allows the producer to quickly measure the internal signals a plant makes in response to the environment, revealing the equivalent of ‘what a…

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