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Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager at Elveden Farms, was looking for a way to track produce from field to store electronically to replace paper records. When he heard Abby Schlageter of tech.vidacycle pitch in the Start-Up Showcase at REAP 2015 – he knew he had found a potential solution.
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 of the 1970’s used new technology – knowledge of biology and chemistry – to increase UK wheat production by £75m per annum so we can again. With new thinking we can break the current cycle of low profitability and waste.
It’s time for a new agricultural revolution. Nearly every other industry sector – retail, publishing, banking, communications – has been radically changed over recent years through the application of disruptive technology and the same can happen in agriculture. The cost of innovation is falling and it is possible to cherry-pick the technology that has been proven to work in other sectors.