Land is finite, so the big question is how best to manage this precious resource to provide enough nutritious food for our population – not just in this decade, but generation after generation.
REAP 2017 approached this issue from a number of perspectives and despite the huge challenges facing the industry, the mood was one of optimism, with an impressive dialogue about the emerging science and technology that is swelling the innovation pipeline.
“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…
We will be looking beyond maximising yield at this year’s REAP to explore other ways to boost the value of output and to make agriculture profitable, productive and sustainable. Prof…
REAP Conference 2018
REAP is the flagship conference for Agri-Tech East it reveals insights into the future of agri-food production from the perspective of farmers and producers, technologists, researchers and investors. It is to be held on 7th November during Agri-Tech Week 5-9 November 2018.
Highlights of REAP 2017 can be seen here.
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 a super-focused effort (or “sprint”) over a day, weekend or longer, to come up with some answers.
And we think it’s time to do some hacking and sprinting to generate new solutions for agriculture and horticulture.