Following on from the success of last year’s sell-out conference, Agri-Tech East are delighted to announce that this year’s REAP conference will be on the theme of ‘Resilience through Innovation’. During the event, a number of leading producers will articulate the challenges they face in delivering top quality products to leading retailers, processors and suppliers.

Managing uncertainty, forecasting and prediction, precision delivery to reduce inputs, these are all areas that are also familiar to the technologists that are joining the discussion; bringing insights from their experiences in other markets.

Agri-Tech East is creating an entrepreneurial culture in the east of England, encouraging the translation of science into practice. The growing network of farmers keen to get involved in research is creating new opportunities for applied science. Jackie Hunter of BBSRC will be explaining how this exciting dynamic will fast-track new approaches to pest management.

Farmers are pragmatic, if they can see a clear benefit they are quick to adopt it. We are delighted to have Meurig Raymond, President National Farmers’ Union, provide the keynote and a big picture view on how to improve resilience through innovation.