As EU subsidies are replaced by the Environmental Land Management policy and farmers are offered one off payments to retire, the impetus to innovate, diversify and adapt has the potential to revolutionalise the UK’s agri industry.
The UK has both the land and the R&D know how to develop, test and scale up innovations in biotechnology, nutrition, and pest control, plus the application of technology such as drones and autonomous vehicles to deliver more efficient and sustainable agricultural produce.
The need has never been greater, as the focus on domestic production is intensified, and land use comes under ever more pressure both from the desire to build more homes, but also protect biodiversity from intensive farming.
What are the opportunities in the sector, how can developers and investors get involved, and where are the most successful clusters likely to be established?
Hear from Nicole Sadd, CEO Rothamsted Enterprises, Peter Cook, Director of Food, Drink and Agriculture, Opportunity North East, Simon Hughes, Mid Sussex and Paul McGrade, Lexington at the Agricultural Revolution at Real Estate Live as they discuss these topics and more.