Agri-Tech East announces trans-Atlantic agreement with Canada’s SREDA to promote collaboration and trade opportunities for agri-tech businesses.
Is there a business case for widescale controlled environment agriculture in the UK or will it remain a niche opportunity for high-end restaurants and retail? This is the challenge to be discussed by early adopters at the Agri-Tech East conference ‘Innovating for Controlled Environment Agriculture’ 19 March.
The Future of Food 2040 report, launched by the NFU, may seem a futuristic view of farming but the change within the industry has been significant over the last few years.
Within the first few weeks of 2019 we have welcomed 12 new members to Agri-Tech East, including several from overseas. The influence of the cluster
Growing the Future is a new report by The Royal Society of Biology about opportunities arising in plant sciences.
“The big challenge of Controlled Environment Production (CEP) is to demonstrate to retailers that it can bring tangible benefits to their supply chain and their customers,” comments Kate Hofman, co-founder of GrowUp Farms.
“There is the potential for indoor farming to be commercially viable and there are some immediate gains for growing crops such as leafy salads in high hygiene environments,” comments Lindsay Hargreaves, MD of Frederick Hiam.
Speed is vital in effective disease management; if farmers and growers have access to cost-effective tools that are simple to use on-farm then they can take a range of preventative measures to preempt problems – promising solutions to be discussed at event.
The Oxford Farming Conference always stimulates much debate, but with the current political turmoil it should be a lively affair. The headlining political briefing will