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.

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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.

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  • 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….

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  • 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 –…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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