Our food in the future: The importance of agri-tech and sustainability


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In Summary

29th September 2021 | 16:00 to 17:00

Sustainability of agriculture to maintain food security and enhancing the economic viability of rural communities.

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In Detail

As part of ICAEW Midlands’ focus on sustainability, we are pleased to welcome James Lowenberg-DeBoer of Harper Adams University who will talk about the relevance of agri-tech to sustainability.

Agri-tech has an essential role to play in improving the sustainability of agriculture, while maintaining food security and enhancing the economic viability of rural communities.

This session will cover:

  • Agricultural technology - a broad category that includes the ways that humans have used to coax more food, fibre and fuel from biological systems, including improved seeds, pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Range of technology - in our technology-driven world, agri-tech describes the range of electronic and mechanical technologies in use in agriculture, such as global positioning system (GPS) guidance, satellite remote sensing, drones, machine vision and robots and automation.
  • Benefits – research at Harper Adams University shows that agri-tech could help UK farmers to lower the cost of production, reduce investment in farm equipment and enhance biodiversity.
  • The future - with the right legal, regulatory and policy environment, agri-tech could lay the basis for a new wave of rural entrepreneurship that becomes possible when human labour and attention are no longer the key constraints for farm businesses.

Price

This event is free.

Location

Online Event