Now in its 4th year, the REAP conference is Agri-Tech East’s annual conference, delivered as part of our partnership Agri-Tech Week programme.
The aim of REAP is to bring together progressive farmers and growers with leading edge researchers and technology developers, alongside key representatives of the agri-tech value chain, to enhance market pull and accelerate the route for new agricultural innovations to become commercially available.
11 November 2016 Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ Peas and beans are rich in protein, gluten free, improve the soil fertility through nitrogen fixing and can break the pest…
8 November 2016 Earlham Institute, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UG Find out how next generation sequencing technologies and high performance computing are being applied to answer the biological…
7 November 2016 National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM), University of Lincoln, Park Road, Holbeach, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE12 7PT Responding to the drive for efficiency in labour and machinery is…
7 November 2016 Hasse, Hasse Road, Nr Soham, Cambridgeshire How to create value from materials that would otherwise be wasted is the theme of the ‘Talking Shop’ event to be…
Agri-Tech Week 2017
Save the date: Agri-Tech Week 2017: 6-10th November 2017
To celebrate innovation across the region we have a week of agri-tech events with something to interest everyone.
Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative to showcase excellence in innovation across the agri-tech value chain, brokering links and fostering new relationships between businesses, researchers and government. It was founded in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.
Agri-Tech Week also provides an opportunity to welcome new collaborators, customers and partners to the east of England’s agri-tech ecosystem, and features events, visits, workshops and discussions across the east of England, as well as Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference in Cambridge.
The Agri-Tech Week 2016 events were: (click the titles for full details)
Morning: Cambridgeshire: Using and reducing waste from fresh produce
Evening: Lincolnshire: Embracing Automation to Secure Competitiveness
Evening: Norwich: Tackling the agri challenge with genomics
Evening: Suffolk: Innovation In Practice, Aspall
All day: Cambridge: REAP Conference 2016: Innovation For An Agricultural Revolution
All day: Norfolk: Shiny kit and smart drivers – putting technology to work
All day: Hertfordshire: Raising the pulse of the UK pea and bean crop
With phrases such as “productivity gap,” “reliance on flow of migrant labour” and “shortage of technical level skills”, one might think the recently published Green Paper (“Building Our Industrial Strategy”) is describing the UK’s agriculture sector.
While the words “agriculture” and “horticulture” (not to mention “agri-tech”) are entirely absent from the Green Paper, many of the themes are at the heart of the technological future of our industry.