• Putting agri-tech at the heart of gov strategy

    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.

  • This month we’re thinking about healthy eating, inspired by our February event “Delicious and Nutritious”

    Tasty, appealing and nutritious

    ‘We are what we eat’ is an old saying, but still rings true. As knowledge about how the body uses this vital fuel grows, the importance of making our crops both…

  • Funding for agri-tech

    Show us the money!

    Blue Monday is the 16th January, said to be when the impact of the festive excesses hits home. So this month we’re trying to think positively about what money is…

  • New thinking for a new year

    As 2016 draws to a close, it’s clear that challenging current orthodoxies is going to be the new norm. Inspired by discussions, debates and reflections during Agri-Tech Week, as well…

  • Bringing inspiration from the corners of the earth

    Bringing inspiration from the corners of the earth

    The first step for innovation is to understand the problem. The issues faced by agriculture are common to other markets, so it is reasonable to think that solutions proven to…

  • Realising our Potential

    The time taken to bring in the harvest may be decreasing but the data it produces is increasing and becoming more meaningful.  With more combine harvesters than ever measuring yield it is becoming…

  • Working towards a sustainable British Agricultural Policy

    Working towards a more sustainable agri-industry

    As the biggest consultation in a generation kicks off about the future of farming and in particular the new British Agricultural Policy, there is a need to include some hard…

  • #AgriTechIsGlobal

    #AgriTechIsGlobal and we are open for business

    As this year’s harvest ramps up the early signs are that this is going to be a challenging year, with indications that barley has suffered from the wet spring and…

  • Agri-Tech East is two years old!

    Every challenge creates opportunity

    Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and these challenging times are driving innovation. As Agri-Tech East celebrates its second birthday we are seeing the agri-tech sector expanding and…

  • Agri-Tech East REAP Conference 2016

    REAP: time to change … and benefit from others’ experience

    Technology – literally the “science of craft” is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or the accomplishment of objectives. Just as the Green Revolution…