Cultivating success: the UK's future as an agricultural powerhouse

Following consultations with key figures within the agriculture industry, the government has unveiled its Agricultural Technologies Strategy that outlines its plans for boosting the sector. In light of the current global concerns about food security and demand from a rising population, it is ever more important to continue leading technological innovations. Novel approaches to dealing with water, land and energy shortages, as well as improvements in nutrition and satellite imaging, are all fields that require research and commercialisation.

Under the new strategy, funding of £90m will be given to centres for agricultural innovation, with a further £70m allocated to projects that intend to help bring research from the lab to the market.

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