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Don’t forget to submit your business plan by 29th April 2016 – we can’t accept any plans submitted after that date.
Also, remember to hold the date of 22nd June 2016 for the final!
Hertfordshire farmer Mark Faure Walker was so frustrated by how much time and money he was wasting trying to manage data about his crops that he decided to design an app that would give him access to the information he needed in the field, even without internet access or a mobile signal. (more…)
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 low light levels in June and below average yields are also expected for wheat. But with suggestions that the French harvest is looking poorer still and the low pound boosting exports, the final verdict on profitability remains to be seen. Agriculture is increasingly impacted by global factors and our agri-tech cluster is keen to show the world that we are open for business.
A recent report shows the UK agri-tech activities contribute £14.3bn to the UK economy, and generate £13.6bn of UK exports.