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Author: Agri-EPI - Accelerating Agriculture Innovation

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Welcome to Seedling Sessions: Innovations in Agriculture, a podcast from the Agri-EPI centre and hosted by Thomas Slattery. Join us as we delve into the world of agritech and sustainable agriculture, exploring the latest insights, developments, and breakthroughs from industry pioneers, researchers, and innovators. Our conversations aim to bridge the gap between cutting-edge agricultural technology creators and beneficiaries, fostering relationships among researchers, startups, investors, and farmers. Together, we'll uncover the potential of technology in driving sustainable and productive farming practices, transforming the way we approach food production for a better future. 

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With mounting pressures to improve on-farm biodiversity, farmers will want to ensure their businesses are secure and that they see financial benefits from this work. In the final episode of this mini-series, Tom and Emily explore potential funding mechanisms that allow farmers to make biodiversity investments viable and rewarding, and reflect on the future of biodiversity on UK farms.They ask:How are subsidy programs and incentives shifting to motivate nature-friendly farming practices?Can em...
If farmers are going to improve biodiversity on their land, they need to be able to measure it. Emerging technologies offer new promise for monitoring this in ways that are more affordable and comprehensive than ever before, addressing a major barrier to management and improvement. In this episode, Tom and Emily explore some of these innovations.They ask:Why do we need to monitor biodiversity levels on farm?Why do traditional monitoring techniques sometimes fall short?What technologies can he...
Biodiversity plays a critical role in the health and function of farms, yet it has declined significantly in recent decades. In this episode, hosts Thomas Slattery and Emily Laskin explore the complex relationship between biodiversity and agriculture.They ask:Why does biodiversity matter, and what functions does it serve on farms?How did we end up deprioritising biodiversity?What farming practices can help to enhance biodiversity, and will these differ across different farms?Should improving ...
Dive deep into the heart of sustainable agriculture with our new series where we explore the world of biodiversity in farming. Each episode is a journey through innovative technology, challenges, and the future of nature-friendly farming. 🔍 Episode 1: We kick off with the intricate and complex relationship between biodiversity and farming, delving into its importance and the role it plays in sustainable agriculture. 🌾 Episode 2: Explore the practical aspects - how farmers can use te...
In this episode of Seedling Sessions, host Thomas Slattery welcomes Eoghan Finneran co-founder of Farmeye, a company that has developed a digital measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) platform for natural capital in agriculture. They discuss the origin story of Farmeye, the importance of ground truth data, and the role of technology in driving sustainable and regenerative farming practices. The guest shares their background in agricultural research, education, and advisory services, ...
In this episode of Seedling Sessions host Thomas Slattery is joined by Johannes Scheibe, the co-founder of Ruumi, to discuss the progress Ruumi has made since their last conversation on the podcast in October of last year.Ruumi is a technology company on a mission to build a future where farming enriches the Earth, and they're doing this by creating infrastructure for the global sustainable farming transition. In their previous conversation, they learned about Ruumi's origins in Berlin, where...
In this episode of the podcast, Thomas Slattery interviews Mark Jarman, founder of AgriTIERRA, a consultancy that bridges the gap between Latin American (LATAM) and UK markets, particularly in the agritech and digital agri-food sectors. Mark shares his journey from working with a UK innovation center to starting his own consultancy in Bogota, Colombia. We discuss the opportunities and challenges for UK agritech companies in the LATAM region and the importance of understanding the diverse agri...
Ever thought about how a simple idea transforms into a tangible product? Let our guest, Zane van Romunde, Associate Director at eg Technology, enlighten you about this fascinating process. We delve deep into the world of product development consultancy, focusing on its critical role in agri-tech. Zane touches upon how innovative technology is revolutionizing community health, animal welfare, and environmental conservation, and how early-stage companies can gain by aligning with consultancies ...
In this episode of the podcast, Thomas Slattery interviews Ewan Wardman, CEO and co-founder of iLivestock, a company that provides software and hardware solutions to simplify and streamline the data capture process for livestock farmers all over the world. Ewan shares the inspiration behind the creation of iLivestock, which came about while he worked for a tag company that installed a large-scale RFID system on a pig farm in China. He noticed that the farmers there were using their smartphone...
In this episode of Seedling Sessions, Thomas Slattery sits down with David Booth, Group Technical Sales Manager at Analox, a company specializing in gas analysis and detection. Booth shares his extensive experience in gas analysis and detection, and specifically how his expertise is being applied in the agri-food sector. From monitoring ruminant gas emissions to working with farmers and researchers to reduce the impact of methane, carbon dioxide, and ammonia, Booth gives listeners a glimpse i...
In this episode, representatives from a large consortium, including Agri-EPI, Ritchie, and SRUC, discuss the OptiBeef project, which aims to introduce new technologies to the beef sector to improve efficiency for farmers and abattoirs. The project started in 2019 and is set to wrap up in summer 2023. The OptiBeef project was inspired by the lack of available technology and inefficiency in the beef sector, which often leads to out-of-spec carcasses.Currently, abattoirs in the UK mainly use a m...
In this episode, Thomas Slattery speaks with Rich Vecqueray, CEO of Map of Ag, a data business that connects farm data to the agri-food industry. Rich explains how Map of Ag brings together farm data at scale so that the industry can connect with their supplying farms.Rich talks about his background as a vet and how he became frustrated with the lack of influence he had on improving animal welfare on farms. He then explains how Map of Ag evolved into a platform that brings together farm data ...
In this episode, Thomas Slattery takes a closer look at how technological advancements and the changing requirements in the agricultural farming sector are shaping the skill sets and capabilities needed for success. Our guest, Darren Houghton, Head of Agritech at Eden Search is an expert talent specialist for agri-tech and agriculture and works with businesses to find senior leaders and support their efforts in tackling the challenges of food security and sustainability across the agri-...
In this episode of Seedling Sessions, Thomas Slattery spoke with John Wisbey, cofounder and CEO, and Peter Curtis, cofounder and CIO of Chordata, an organization founded in 2019 that aims to transform animal health through usable and actionable data intelligence. The company's founders have a history in the pet sector and saw a lack of information for vets and pet owners to make decisions about animal health. Chordata then expanded to the agri-tech sector, where they saw a need for a technolo...
In this episode of Seedling Sessions, Thomas Slattery spoke with James Brown of Polybell Farms and James Miller of Earth Rover to discuss their collaboration on the CLAWS robot project. The CLAWS robot is a concentrated light autonomous weeding robot being developed by Earth Rover and being tested and trialled in collaboration with Polybell Farms.James Miller of Earth Rover began by describing the development process of the CLAWS robot, including the challenges faced and the technology used. ...
This week Thomas Slattery spoke with Matthew Elmes and Owen Finnie at Pollenize, using technology and innovation to improve pollinator conservation. In this conversation we discussed the following:• Pollenize is an innovative pollinator conservation organisation founded by Matthew Elms and Owen Finnie in 2018• Organisation was originally born out of Elms and Finnie's own allergies to hay fever• Developed a range of services and products related to pollinator conservation, such as placing beeh...
Agri-EPI Centre's Thomas Slattery spoke with R&D Director Dr Peter Barratt to get an update, a year on, about the application of their ozone sanitation technology on dairy farms in the UK and around the world.Oxi-Tech Solutions Limited is an emerging UK technology company commercialising its unique and disruptive technology applications for water disinfection. They are currently developing environmentally responsible disinfection systems to address unacceptable problems facing the Food, A...
This week Thomas Slattery spoke with Daniel Purkiss and Sam Todd at Leyton, the UK’s leading specialist innovation funding consultancy.Leyton supports a significant proportion of the UK’s agriculture-related R&D claims each year, helping hundreds of businesses in farming and the supply chain through to engineering and technology providers, increase their ability to fund future projects and grow.Their team of in-house consultants, which includes scientists, engineers and software developer...
In this week's episode, Agri-EPI's Thomas Slattery spoke with Johannes Scheibe, the co-founder and CEO of ruumi. ruumi's app helps farmers plan fertiliser-free grazing rotations that result in more grass, improved soil quality, and healthier animals – without worrying about potentially expensive mistakes. It also helps create records made up of remote sensing and on-the-ground datasets. This unique capability allows ruumi to generate carbon credit certificates of truly exceptional transparenc...
In this week's episode, Thomas Slattery spoke with David Blumstein, Business Development Consultant at Fixposition, about how they are using precise positioning technology to enable robotics and automation in agriculture, last-mile delivery and lawn mowers.
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