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Monday, May 27, 2024

Artificial intelligence and agriculture: how can AI impact vertical farming? What we know so far

Read IGS’ Chief Technology Officer, Dave Scott, and Head of Data, Emily Seward’s thoughts on artificial intelligence and agriculture, and how vertical farming can benefit.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

IREP launches new agri-tech venture, supported by IGS tech solutions

International Real Estate Partners (IREP), a Dubai-based multidisciplinary asset management services firm, has announced the launch of IREPfarm, a bold new venture that will offer an innovative, practical, knowledge and sustainability-driven approach to the worlds of real estate and agri-tech solutions in the UAE and wider GCC region.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Bringing future talent to Agriculture 4.0

We discuss the emerging influences on education and skills development across Agriculture and Horticulture with two senior leaders from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). We speak to Professor Fiona Burnett (FB), Head of Connect for Impact in SRUC’s Knowledge and Information Hub and Ruth Vichos (RV), Lecturer in Horticulture, about the evolution of Agriculture 4.0, and how technology is impacting skills evolution and teaching mechanisms.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Skills for life – what is needed in the agritech sector

When considering the scope for digital innovation within the agricultural sector, there is perhaps nobody better placed to share their hopes and ambitions for the future than Polly Purvis OBE. She joins us both as an expert in all things digital, but also as a colleague, having stepped into the role of Director of the Scottish Food Incubator Network with IGS in 2019.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Rising from the ashes – the revival of hospitality

We talk with Peter Lederer, Chairman of Hamilton & Inches, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Taste Communications, to gain his insights into the hospitality and food sectors and the impacts they are experiencing currently. We look at the opportunities that these challenges may present, and the necessity for innovation to keep a vitally important part of the economy alive.

Monday, December 14, 2020

Passionate about provenance – from India to Scotland with love

We talk to Praveen Kumar, Executive Chef Tabla Restaurant and food producer, about his approach to cooking, food production and the importance of having the very best and freshest ingredients available on your doorstep.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

A bigger slice of the pie – the growth of urban agritech

We join MarkHorler, Chair for UKUAT, to discuss the UK’s part to play in the expansion of agritech in a local and global context, and considers more broadly the opportunities being brought to bear for this emerging agricultural approach.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Nurturing a sustainable UK agricultural evolution

As a global business addressing global issues, we believe inclusivity and diversity are equally as important. However, IGS is a UK-based company and there are specific considerations for the sectors in which we operate and provide solutions that we have to address as we consider the impacts of COVID and the approaching Brexit era.

Monday, August 17, 2020

A global agrarian revolution: the ‘now normal’ of food production

Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness for KPMG, helps us to unpack the term 'global agrarian revolution’, talking about the ways in which different technologies and ways of working are increasingly being fused to come up with innovative new methods of food production.

Monday, August 17, 2020

A soil to shelf investment approach – redefining food production

Managing Director of S2G Ventures, Sanjeev Krishnan sits down with IGS to discuss the evolution of food production supply chains. He shares his insights on how technology, food production methods, scientific discovery and consumer attitudes are advancing to deliver new emerging models.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

An introduction to vertical farming: sustainable food security for a changing world

Read our latest introductory guide to vertical farming, aimed to provide a fair and balanced view, backed by the latest data and without unsubstantiated assertions.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Manufacturing for modularity

Bob Waterson, Managing Director of Greenfold Systems Ltd, joins IGS to discusses the importance of modularity in design and the benefits this can bring to the manufacturing supply chain.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The building blocks for success: scalable, modular agritech solutions

As the world begins to recalibrate following the COVID-19 pandemic, IGS looks to a future that creates independence in each country’s supply chain and delivers sustainable food security.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Why IGS is a perfect contributor to sustainable food security across MENA

David Farquhar, CEO of IGS, explores how vertical farming can work in partnership with traditional agriculture to contribute sustainable food supply chains.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Digitising agriculture – making supply chains more efficient

We were delighted that Michael agreed to be part of this first edition of Clima to share his wide experiences and knowledge of the agrifood markets, offer insights into the impact of COVID-19 and help to explore the challenges facing a global supply chain.