Agri-Tech News

CODE-AI: Pioneering Ethical Traceability in Agriculture 

CODE-AI: Pioneering Ethical Traceability in Agriculture 

In a world increasingly concerned about food authenticity and safety, the CODE-AI project is an initiative aimed at revolutionising food traceability. We speak with the founder of this project and introduce CropOrigin, an AI-based tool for sophisticated biological...

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Prime Minister acknowledges farmer’s sector input

Prime Minister acknowledges farmer’s sector input

The Agri-Tech Centres have welcomed the Prime Minister’s recognition this week of the important role that farmers play in agri-innovation. Addressing the NFU’s annual conference PM Rishi Sunak announced £270m worth of grants to help boost productivity and resilience,...

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Transformational tech for dairy

Transformational tech for dairy

AGRI-TECH CENTRES OUTLINE CONTRIBUTION TO SECTOR The Agri-Tech Centres have outlined how they are contributing to transformational technology, innovation and research to help the dairy industry meet some of its biggest challenges. Centre experts and project partners...

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CEO for new Agri-Tech Centres announced

CEO for new Agri-Tech Centres announced

In the autumn of 2023 three Agri-Tech Centres – Agri-EPI, CHAP and CIEL – formally announced their intention to merge in April 2024 to form an integrated business spanning the entire agri innovation ecosystem.  This position was supported by Innovate UK, who,...

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UK agri-tech looks ahead to the challenges of the future

UK agri-tech looks ahead to the challenges of the future

By Phil Bicknell, Director at CIEL In September, three Agri-Tech Centres were invited to develop plans to become an Agri-Tech Catapult by the Minister of State for the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, providing recognition of the importance of...

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Meeting agri-tech enthusiast and farmer Julian Sturdy MP

Meeting agri-tech enthusiast and farmer Julian Sturdy MP

Photo L to R, Dr. Peter Quinn, Chair CHAP & future merged Agri-Tech Centres; Julian Sturdy MP; Tim Bennett, Chair CIEL and Phil Bicknell, Director CIEL. The Agri-Tech Centres were at Crop Health & Protection - CHAP and Centre for Innovation Excellence in...

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World Soil Day 2023

World Soil Day 2023

The importance of soil health for holistic, regenerative and sustainable farming practices is increasingly well recognised; healthy soils promote good carbon sequestration and biodiversity outcomes, notably bacteria, fungi and nematodes too. The Agri-Tech Centres –...

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