Creating optimal growing conditions for your crops - New report & advice
If you’re a grower or producer who wants to explore how to create optimal growing conditions for your crops using technology, this new report is for you.
More and more growers and producers who want to optimise crop production explore controlled environment agriculture (CEA). CEA is a technology-based approach that includes semi and fully enclosed growing structures like greenhouses and vertical farms.
This new report explores the pros and cons of CEA so you can make informed decisions before you decide to adopt this approach to crop production.
The report highlights key findings from discussions with experts in the UK, Iceland, and Ireland. It explores opportunities including the move towards urban growing systems as well as diversification for rural producers in North-West Europe.
It also brings into focus the barriers for controlled environment agriculture in urban, semi-rural and rural areas.
The report also comes with a booklet with advice for producers who are considering adopting CEA systems, including where to find funding and support.
“Barriers & opportunities for controlled environment agriculture in North-West Europe” is published by EIT Food North-West in collaboration with Innovate UK KTN.
SBRI: The Sustainable Production & Supply of Food Challenge
Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 18/10/2022
Cardiff Council, in collaboration with Monmouthshire Council and their wider partnership, are seeking to identify and support projects to develop innovative solutions which can significantly improve the sustainable production and supply of locally grown food in the Cardiff Capital Region.
Growing Kent and Medway: Collaborative Research and Development August 2022
Opens: 05/09/2022 Closes: 19/10/2022
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for business focused innovation in the horticultural food and drink supply chain. This funding is from Growing Kent & Medway, a UKRI funded project.