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South West AgriTech Showcase returns

Building on the success of last year’s event, the South West AgriTech Showcase will be returning with a packed agenda and at a new venue, on Thursday 21 March 2024.

The event will focus on innovation and technology within agriculture, its commercialisation and adoption and how this can improve farming businesses and profitability.

“We will look at livestock, arable and dairy...

Claire Ladkin

All About The Cooks founder, Claire Ladkin, announced as BBC Food & Farming Award finalist

Claire Ladkin, founder of All About The Cooks - a Bristol-born online marketplace for home-cooks to sell their food - has been nominated as a “Community Food Champion” finalist at the BBC Food & Farming Awards. The category, sponsored by BBC Morning Live, celebrates those working in food who are making a difference to their community.

Driven by the belief that food acts as a...

With agriculture is becoming increasingly tech-focussed, digital skills are increasingly important

Lack of agri-tech knowledge 'holding farmers back'

A lack of knowledge is holding many farmers back from investing in new agricultural technology, according to a new survey by NFU Mutual .

Lack of access to finance was the second highest reason limiting respondents (30%), followed by uncertainty about the future (17%) and supply chain difficulties (7%).

Agriculture in the South West accounts for over £4bn of the region's...