Innovation in AI and technology
driving the transformation
to sustainable food production
There are problems with the way we farm today...
85% of farms in the UK are not sustainable without government support
We contaminate crops, soil and water courses with chemicals.
Labour shortages support larger machinery
Large machines are not precise
Heavy machines compact the soil
We release CO2 when we cultivate to alleviate compaction
...and so the cycle goes on
We have a better way!
Acorn bots & the Environment
This way we can feed the population, care for our environment and start to manage climate change
So how do we do it?
Are lightweight and don't compact soil
Reduce the need for cultivation
Are precise and treat at plant/leaf level
Allow a change to current farming practices
Release constraints on crop productivity
Gather 'Big Data'
Then we can start to understand our crops and improve how we ethically produce the food we eat.
Today, a field the size of a football pitch might have a handful of data points…
We have 700 million!
Data at this level is a global first.
It will provide insights into what is constraining
crop productivity at plant level