• Innovation With A Purpose

    Innovation with a purpose

    Many of the technologies identified by the World Economic Forum as being key to achieving sustainability goals are being developed within our membership ecosystem.

    Most of us have heard of the Fab Four and maybe even the Famous Five but talk at the World Economic Forum is all about the “Transformative Twelve” – a collection of enabling and promising technologies that could change food production systems over the next decade.

  • sudo grow hackathon - inspirational thinking, problem solving and prototype development

    Hacking, Sprinting and Providing New Solutions for Agriculture

    The “hackathon” concept has been used in the IT industry for some time to bring together technical experts around a key problem facing a business or sector, and engaging in…

  • Are flying flocks the future of farming?

    Predicting a rise in Stock-Tech

    Many of our farmer members will remember when mixed farming was routinely practiced across the region, but in recent times herds and flocks have not been economically viable for a farm…

  • from farm to fork

    Transforming food production from farm to fork

    To put the UK at the forefront of a global revolution in farming is the bold ambition stated in the UK’s recent Industrial Strategy White Paper. Growing the markets for…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…