• Social, Strategic or Opportunistic - How Do You Network

    Social, Strategic or Opportunistic – How Do You Network?

    “I came here with a specific goal – to meet farmers to recruit into a new soils project – and I’ve achieved it,” a delegate from a major agri-research organisation commented on the REAP feedback form.

    Another delegate, this time one of the region’s leading farmers, tweeted to a speaker in the Start-up Showcase: “Been keeping tabs on your development and then saw start up demo @AgriTechEast and thought what have I got to lose?”

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  • Biology Meets Agri-Tech

    Biology Meets Agri-Tech

    The theme of REAP 2017 is “Today’s Knowledge Meets Tomorrow’s Technology,” and biology is at the forefront with our keynote speaker focusing on no-till agriculture. But beyond that, soil microbes,…

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  • Cyber Towers, Hyderabad

    Apps, agriculture and Asia

    Innovation isn’t incremental – it can leap-frog existing technology or come from an unexpected angle. One of the conclusions of our report launched at the House of Lords this month…

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  • And the agri-tech award goes to...

    And the award goes to…

    “It is deeply satisfying to win a prize in front of a lot of people” said Wilbur, the pig in children’s novel Charlotte’s Web, on winning a ribbon at the…

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  • How would you invest in the future of agriculture?

    How would you invest in the future of agriculture?

    Soil health came out top choice as a research priority in our straw poll of visitors to the Innovation Hub. Amid the creation of the new UK Research and Innovation…

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  • International agriculture - UK is open for business on a global scale

    UK is open for business on a global scale

    July traditionally sees preparations underway for cereal and some vegetable harvests for farmers, and for overseas travel as scientists attend conferences to share research progress with international colleagues. Engaging with…

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  • Wanted - unicorns, gorillas and gazelles to transform UK agriculture and horticulture

    Unicorns, gorillas and gazelles wanted to transform UK agriculture and horticulture

    No, it’s not a new form of diversified livestock management – unicorns, gorillas and gazelles are terms used to describe businesses in various stages of growth and success. The final…

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  • Recycling and reducing water use for agriculture

    Recycling and reducing water use for agriculture

    “Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it,” said British Scientist Michael Faraday (1791-1867), inventor of the…

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  • Smarter farming and connected farmers

    A striking feature of the recent member ‘give and get exchange’ was the willingness of the growers to get involved in trials and be first adopters for technologies that might…

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  • 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”)…

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