AGRITECH

Current farming methods and food chains cause significant impact to the environment that, coupled with the global increase in food demand can lead to environmental degradation.

This creates a broad need for new AgriTech solutions underpinned by science and technological innovations.

The key drivers of the AgriTech sector are, notably, the need for more efficient food production, less waste and healthier food.

The route to realising such ambitions is collaboration between businesses, research and commercialisation which ARC will facilitate in its dedicated, world-class facilities.

ARC’s focus is on harnessing multiple science communities, including non-agricultural, to adapt and realise new uses for revolutionary technologies and innovations for the future.

ENERGY

  • 45% increase in Demand by 2030 (IEA)


CLIMATE CHANGE

  • Greater weather extremes and unpredictability
  • Rising Temperatures changing growing conditions
  • Disproportionality affecting poor countries


GLOBAL POLITICS

  • Greater instability of supply chains
  • Greater threat from terrorism


FOOD

  • 50% increase in demand by 2030 (FAO)
  • Health and nutrition
  • Food security


RESOURCE DEPLETION

  • 30% increase in demand for water by 2030 (IFPRI)
  • Soil erosion and degradation
  • Deforestation

 

ARC intends to play an active role in delivering the government’s vision of the UK as a world leader in agricultural technologies, innovation and sustainability. It will attract companies focused on the development and commercialisation of new technologies to improve efficiency in agriculture and the food chain, for example:

  • Apps to monitor crop development
  • Precision agriculture (e.g. controlling the use of water in agriculture)
  • Development of sensor technology / tagging through the food chain / Internet of Things
  • Data analysis to improve productivity and sustainability
  • Controlled environment farming technologies.
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