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AgriWaterTech companies pushing the boundaries of technology

Flooding, water-logged fields, delayed planting and the driest Spring on record: 2020 has been an unprecedented year for water in the UK. According…

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AgriTech’s increasingly important role in food harvest

As British farmers charter flights to bring experienced seasonal workers in for this years’ harvest, we question whether the right priority is being…

Informing the next generation of AgriTech placemaking

As our regular blog readers will be aware, the UK is facing a food security, climate change and future sustainability crisis. Leadership in…

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SmithsonHill welcomes the government’s vision for the future of farming

SmithsonHill welcomes the speech by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, DEFRA Secretary of State, at the Oxford Farming Conference on 8th January 2020,…

The Future of the UK and World's Food Supply lies in Cambridge

SmithsonHill’s submission to the National Food Strategy call for evidence

The National Food Strategy independent review is the largest review of the English food system in 75 years. At SmithsonHill, it is our view that the…

Green Futures: Conservation of Land and Soils

It is unmistakable that we are living in a climate and biodiversity emergency. Most people agree, that it is past the time for half-measures. If we…

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AgriTech Company of the Year finalists challenge waste, increase profitability and productivity in the food chain

It’s that time of year again, when the Cambridge Independent announce the finalists for the Science & Technology Awards.  As proud sponsors of…

Green Futures: Biodiversity

Green Futures: Biodiversity  It is unmistakable that we are living in a climate and biodiversity emergency. Most people agree, that it is past the…

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Green Futures: Sustainable Energy Supply and Generation

Green Futures: Sustainable energy supply and generation It is unmistakable that we are living in a climate, energy supply and biodiversity emergency.…

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Delta T Devices: bringing research grade precision agriculture to growers

Delta T Devices: bringing research grade precision agriculture to growers Delta-T Devices, based in Burwell just outside Cambridge, have for decades…

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Smartbell: using intelligence to improve animal health

Smartbell: using intelligence to improve animal health We caught up with Veena Adityan, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartbell, to find out more about their…

The Next Agricultural Revolution approaches as technology comes to the farm

You may remember learning about agricultural revolutions in your school history days – alongside the 3rd industrial revolution, mechanical farm…