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£2 million boost for Scottish farming

The Scottish Government is providing £2 million to fund projects which will promote skills development, knowledge transfer, and deliver on-the-ground improvements to the farming sector in Scotland, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced. Five projects have been approved for funding through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF), including the new Monitor Farm...
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Environment Secretary unveils vision for open data to transform food and farming

Vast data reserves from Defra are set to transform the world of food and farming in the single biggest government data giveaway the UK has ever seen, Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced. Outlining her vision for the future of British food, farming and the natural environment, the Environment Secretary said that over the next year, virtually all the data Defra holds—at...
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Agri Innovation Den now open for entries as part of new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry

Do you have a technology based concept or idea that could change the face of UK farming? Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £100,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry. The...
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Towards the ‘Connected Farm’: Workshop on 29th January, Satellite Applications Catapult

Today’s farming industry relies heavily on the collection and movement of data related to all parts of the business and the wider supply chain. From weather forecasts to stock levels in retail outlets, farm decision-making and efficiency is governed by the quality and availability of data.  With more and more data-hungry decision support tools and business systems coming on stream,...
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