REAP Conference

November 6, 2019

Rowley Mile Conference Centre,
Rowley Mile Racecourse
Rowley Mile Drive,

Farmers have traditionally viewed themselves as producers of food (and, more recently of green energy and bio-based materials), but also as custodians of the countryside and protectors of the planet. 

With demands increasing in all these areas, how can innovation help them fulfil all these roles as profitable, productive and sustainable businesses? 

REAP 2019 will explore how an integrated approach to harnessing innovations could help. 

We are inviting experts from different spheres and the next generation of industry leaders to show how agri-tech will enable farming to be part of the solution to grand challenges. 

One Health is an approach to ensure the wellbeing of people, animals and the environment through collaborative problem solving — locally, nationally, and globally. 

Agri-Tech East is advocating taking this to the next dimension with our concept of “One Agriculture”, arguing that human health, animal health, ecosystems and food production are inextricably linked by best practice in farming. 

For example, healthy soils can help mitigate or acerbate the impacts of climate change. The choice of crop and its cultivation can determine if food production becomes vulnerable or resilient to disease risk and extreme weather events. And the role of livestock in the status of soils, human health and environmental impacts is also critical. 

The practices and processes we deploy as an industry and responsible members of society could underpin some of the major challenges of the 21st Century. 

Is “One Agriculture” the answer? 

We think it might be. 

Members of our team attending