Mark Suthern, National Head of Barclays Agriculture

Could a re-focusing of our markets future-proof UK food production?

Sustainable food production can only be achieved with a clear market-focus and a degree of pragmatism, believes Mark Suthern, National Head of Agriculture at Barclays, speaking ahead of his panel debate at Agri-Tech East’s REAP Conference later this year (7 November).

Mark, who is chairing the all-new debate on whether agri-tech innovations should prioritise land use for competitive sustainable UK food production, has, over the past 25 years, gathered best practice from his work in agriculture at home and abroad.


Agri-tech news update

  • Agri-Tech Week 2018 – a full programme of events

    Published: 17 September, 2018

    A exciting programme of events has been created for Agri-Tech Week 2018. Including talks, hands-on demonstrations, opportunities for discussion with farmers, growers, scientists, technologists and agri-businesses.

    Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative founded in 2014 between Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association. It aims to celebrate and showcase excellence across the agri-tech value chain, brokering links and fostering new relationships between businesses, researchers and government.

  • What is gene editing? Scientific community raises concerns over EU classification

    Published: 14 September, 2018

    An unexpected ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has classified a promising gene editing technique as genetic modification and it is therefore banned from use….

  • Members shortlisted for the Cambridge Independent Sci & Tech Awards

    Published: 13 September, 2018

    Delighted that three of the four finalists in the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards are companies that we have seen grow as members of Agri-Tech East Dogtooth Technologies –…

  • New agri measures to invest in R&D and tech

    Published: 12 September, 2018

    A new Agricultural Bill is being introduced to Parliament today setting out the UK Government’s plans for farming post-Brexit. The Bill focuses on payments for ‘public goods’, such as improved soil…

  • Offering smarter decisions at REAP

    Published: 3 September, 2018

    The REAP technology exhibition showcase new innovations, technologies and equipment that will transform the industry. Here is an overview of some of our exhibitors this year 30MHz – Smart sensing…

  • Transforming food production – time for fresh thinking

    Published: 31 August, 2018

    A new era of innovation in agri-food is opening with the announcement of a new funding call from UK Research and Innovation. This is an opportunity for established and early…