Sustainable food systems require a collaborative response and this is a theme for Agri-Tech Week 2019.
The week will include seven events hosted by members of Agri-Tech East. Each is aimed at showcasing different ways that agri-tech is providing an innovative response to the challenges of food production in a time of environmental change and population expansion.
Robotic harvesters, advanced sensors, pollinator attractants, an online market place to reduce waste, and decision support systems for improved traceability and productivity – are among the technologies to be presented by members of Agri-Tech East, in an exciting new Innovation Insights feature at Fruit Focus.
Start-ups 30MHz, Breedr and LettUs Grow are part of a new breed of technology companies aiming to improve productivity and sustainability in agriculture, but they will be quick to stress at CWIC 2019 that domain knowledge has been essential for success.
Smart Farming 4.0 was the subject of Dr Belinda Clarke’s presentation and it featured strawberry picking robotics, machine vision and the potato yield model.