- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
- Head Grower Hydroponic Greenhouse
- Account Manager – South-East Asia
- Vegetable Seed - EU Sales and Regional Manager
- Business Developer – High Tech Horticulture
- Operations Manager Organic Farm Barka Oman
- Bravo Sales and Administration Officer
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt
- Codema bankrupt: "It seems that Codema has been hit harder than similar companies"
- "Automated real-time stress alerts from your plants increase yields"
- Picture time: Technical suppliers find their way to GreenTech Americas
- Lettuce cultivated in hydroponic system responds to less phosphorus inputs
Top 5 -last month
- "Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"
- Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt
- Shanghai: Young people who can't get vegetables start to "help themselves" through hydroponic vegetables
- Canada: Dutch holding company acquires Ontario Plants Propagation
- UK faces tomato shortage amid rising energy costs
UK businesses get expert help to revolutionise food production
The new Food Innovation Network (FIN), launched by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom, will give ambitious British entrepreneurs unparalleled access to first-class facilities, such as test kitchens and laboratories to help them launch new products onto the market.
Through an online portal, businesses will be able to tap into expert advice on complex issues such as intellectual property and developing new technology. A network coordinator will also be appointed to act as a ‘matchmaker’, joining up businesses with the expertise they need for any aspect of their business – from new packaging to waste management.
Photo credit: John Innes Centre (photography Andy Davis)
Launching the network at Sand Hutton in York, Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom said: "Our thriving food and drink sector has already helped make Britain more globally competitive through its incredible innovation.
"The UK’s food and farming sector generates over £100 billion a year and employs one in eight people, with the food manufacturing sector bigger than cars and aerospace combined.
"From extending the shelf life of our food to increasing the amount of Vitamin D in our eggs, the Food Innovation Network will help make the sector as forward-looking as possible and push the boundaries of British food production."
Defra - alongside the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) - appointed the Knowledge Transfer Network as the coordinator to take forward the project.
Simon Baty, FIN Co-ordinator from the Knowledge Transfer Network said: "The Food Innovation Network will identify the innovation needs of agri-food businesses and connect them with research experts, so they can transform their superlative science into valuable, innovative and commercial products."
Professor Melanie Welham, BBSRC chief executive, said: "The UK’s bioscience is truly world leading; the network will help industry access this expertise and join up research and innovation across agricultural and food industries.
"We’re particularly excited to see the launch of a pilot programme to target academic and industrial partnering in research, which addresses key challenges in food, nutrition and health."
David Kerfoot, vice chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership said: "Two of the biggest global challenges we face in the next 100 years are food and energy security. Innovation is essential to address this.
"York, North Yorkshire and the East Riding is ideally placed to be at the heart of this, demonstrating world class business, internationally renowned assets and industry on a global scale to provide the resilience and opportunity the UK so desperately needs."
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2022-05-13 State Agriculture Department providing free vegetable seeds to the public
- 2022-05-13 Good weather means ample radish supplies
- 2022-05-13 UK strawberry crop predicted to be 50% larger than last year
- 2022-05-13 Australian Organic Limited welcomes re-election commitment to implementing domestic organic standard
- 2022-05-13 Shanghai officials move to impose tightest restrictions yet
- 2022-05-13 "Ample good-quality strawberry supply at favorable prices makes it an ideal time for extra promotions"
- 2022-05-13 Vietnam: Crop failures pushes up pepper imports
- 2022-05-13 Late Easter results in dollar gains for fresh produce
- 2022-05-13 Opportunity mapping for horticultural waste streams
- 2022-05-13 Strawberry growers face labour and transport challenges
- 2022-05-12 Price of imported peppers from India rose significantly
- 2022-05-12 Free fall of greenhouse vegetable prices stopped, pepper prices still low
- 2022-05-12 Global fresh produce coalition calls for change in supply chain and cost crisis
- 2022-05-12 UK: North East seed business hoping for growth after supermarket deal
- 2022-05-11 California desert water agencies win $100 million in U.S. funding for aging dams, canals
- 2022-05-11 Coexphal and AGRA reach a new agreement for the collection of agricultural plastic waste in Almeria
- 2022-05-11 Protected strawberry growing on the rise
- 2022-05-11 Freshuelva blames Greece for the fall in strawberry prices on European markets in April
- 2022-05-10 Indoor farming the ‘next generation' of infra investment
- 2022-05-10 1.176 tons of virus-infected peppers from China not allowed into Transbaikalia