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5 Key on farm engineering challenge streams soon to be announced5 Key on farm engineering challenge streams soon to be announced
The Sector’s programme for Engineering and Global Food Security is gathering pace. Read more about the plan for 2014, likely focus areas for on farm technology and the intended value of the report for the membership and beyond.
Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture
Harper Adams University held a day-long seminar dedicated to current UAS technologies and their potential for Agriculture. View the presentations from the day which examine current options on the market, potential for financial impact and future issues such as Big Data.
£4.5m funding for future electronics manufacturing R&D of feasibility projects
The Technology Strategy Board have announced £4.5m of funding for electronics manufacturing via the competition “Manufacturing electronic systems of the future”. This competition opens on 17 February and closes on 2 April, and is intended for collaborative R & D or feasibility studies.
Agricultural Engineering: a key discipline enabling agriculture to deliver food security (PDF Download)
The global food security challenges are highlighted by the UK Government's Foresight Report: The Future of Food and Farming. From robotic systems to real time image and soil analysis, this report illustrates the potential contribution that agricultural and biosystems engineering can provide to advances in productivity and sustainability.
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Agricultural technology to feed the world
14 October 2013
With a growing population demanding more food, and an agricultural community constrained by lack of land and water while battling demands for greater sustainability, the challenge of feeding the world is falling at the feet of engineers.
Biomass plants do 'not threaten' food production
29 May 2013
The possible conflicts over land-use with food production needs should not prevent the Government from further exploring the possibilities of biomass power generation, says a new policy statement from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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