• Map of Agriculture predicting the market

    Map of Agriculture predicting the market

    Do you want to know the outcome of the 2018 harvest? Map of Agriculture has already made its predictions across multiple crop types, using numerous data points and in-depth analysis.

    Forbes Elworthy (pictured right) is CEO of Map of Ag, which is a global organisation with UK offices in Oxford and Woodbridge, and is a leader in the field of sustainable agriculture. Forbes’ family has been farming in New Zealand for 150 years. It was the sudden loss of his father that led to a return to farming and Elworthy saw first-hand how understanding market trends is vital to profitable agriculture.

  • Marcus de Wilde, Applied Blockchain

    Blockchain generating confidence with smart contracts

    Food fraud could be losing the food and drink industry up to £12bn annually, according to a report by NFU Mutual (2017), and high profile cases of deliberate substitution of…

  • Connecting Food foodchain

    Connecting Food uses Blockchain to secure food quality

    Connecting Food is developing an authentication system based on block-chain technology that would allow food operators to get real-time insight into whether a given product meets End Product Specifications (EPS),…

  • Start-Up Showcase - Farm-r feat

    Launch of Farm-r at REAP brings equipment time-share to farming

    Sharing agricultural equipment makes economic sense to farmers as the cost and efficiency of the machinery has increased in recent years. Entrepreneur Dan Robinson is launching the company Farm-r at…

  • Pollinator: Trust, Provenance and Blockchain – impacts and opportunities for agriculture

        Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are, according to reports, poised to transform the financial industry, providing a secure global footprint of transactions and records. How could blockchain…

  • Fruit - Saving waste in horticulture

    Saving waste in horticulture: optimising resources – 10 Nov 2017

    Tomatoes, strawberries and other crops grown undercover are a rich source of active plant ingredients such as lycopene, anticyanins and isoflavones that are used in the cosmetic and health industries….

  • 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,…

  • Ozo Innovation's eloclear in use

    Fogging improves packhouse hygiene and controls contamination

    Reducing microbes and pathogens on fresh produce improves product safety and extends shelf life of fresh produce. Ozo Innovations has demonstrated it can provide a significant improvement over existing wash systems…

  • Reed bed creates sustainable source of water for veg

    If you buy organic carrots from a major retailer in the UK, they have likely been washed with water filtered through a reed bed at Produce World’s factory in Yaxley,…

  • Engineers rising to the GROW challenge

    The Department of Engineering at University of Cambridge is actively supporting GROW this year, as agri-tech applications are becoming an area of increasing interest for the group. Helen Francis, Research…