Mark Suthern, national head of agriculture at Barclays Business Bank, looks ahead to the ‘critical’ next seven years as agriculture faces a period of major change
The agriculture sector is a hotbed of innovation. For generations, it always has been – and the pace and innovation of that change is gathering momentum.
Satellite technologies are informing crop management decisions around the world, developments in green technologies and recycling will begin to assist the sector by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and robots are helping farmers to pick fruits and milk cows.
Modern technology is making a big impact, driving a change in the sector as agri-tech companies bring management and data solutions to market which will become as integral to farming as machinery, genetics, and crop and animal husbandry.