• Earlham Institute's CropQuant at REAP 2017

    Timely farming at the Innovation Hub, Royal Norfolk Show

    It is time for change – acting fast and making minimal interventions can reduce the use of inputs such as water, fertiliser or plant protection, and can also enhance animal welfare. The Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show (27-28 June 2018) is looking at ways that technology can provide alerts to farmers, from monitoring livestock behaviour to detecting disease, and how new knowledge about genomics can be used to accelerate plant-breeding programmes and improve the resilience and nutritional value of our food crops.

    The Hub, sponsored by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO), brings together members of Agri-Tech East – a diverse group of technologists, farmers and researchers – to provide an insight into how new thinking is helping to overcome the challenges of feeding more with less.

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  • Thomas Mountain

    The future of farming: integrating tradition and tech

    What will farming look like in 20 years’ time? As we move more online, will there be a greater focus on software? How will inputs and outputs differ? What will…

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  • Managing risk in agri-tech

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained – but what can you afford to lose?  The role of public money in de-risking the development and adoption of new technologies was recognised recently with…

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  • Ben Rayner, Defra

    Chance to shape Defra funding for agri-tech

    Agri-Tech East is hosting a Defra workshop on 24th April that provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in agri-tech to help shape the future delivery of funding. The…

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  • Greg Clark MP

    Business Secretary Greg Clark announces £90 million for agri-tech

    A new £90 million investment to make it easier for farmers and agricultural supply-chain businesses to embrace technology and innovation has been announced by the Secretary of State for Business,…

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  • Allpress Farms Anaerobic Digester

    Agri-Tech East at Norfolk Farming Conference

    Opportunities for farming beyond 2020 is the key note for the Norfolk Farming Conference, and Agri-Tech East Director Dr Belinda Clarke, together with Professor Dale Sanders Director of the John…

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  • Berwyn Clarke PBD Biotech

    Supporting innovation at REAP new test detects TB in cattle

    A year since he first pitched in the REAP Start-Up Showcase (right), Dr Berwyn Clarke, Co-founder of PBD Biotech, was back to announce the first test kit for TB in…

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  • 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….

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  • Agri-Tech East at the House of Lords

    New video supports launch of From Grass Roots to Blue Skies report

    The Agri-Tech East cluster is generating new ideas that will boost the profitability, productivity and sustainability of agriculture. This is captured in a report From Grass Roots to Blue Skies: A vision…

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  • 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…

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