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.
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 the announcement of £90M investment into agri-tech via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The funding is designed to bring together business, farmers and academics to help explore the commercial potential of new tech ideas, demonstrate innovative agri-tech projects (and how they will work in practice), as well as building a new bilateral research programme for international collaborations.