Gove backs agri-innovation for post-Brexit UK farming

Cutting-edge technology and innovation can help UK farmers produce, sell and export more than ever following the UK's exit from the EU, Defra secretary Michael Gove has said.

Image: Lars Plougmann (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Image: Lars Plougmann (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Visiting the Royal Norfolk Show yesterday (28 June), Gove met researchers and businesses at the Innovation Hub, backed by the Agri-Tech East consortium and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association.

He said: "Emerging technologies will play a vital role in boosting productivity and growth, unlocking the full potential of our farming industry as we adapt to a rapidly changing world and maintain our leading role on the global stage outside the European Union."

Agri-Tech East director Dr Belinda Clarke, added: "By bringing progressive farmers, who are willing to pilot new approaches, together with those who have potential solutions, Agri-Tech East is facilitating a step-change in agri-food production that is productive, profitable and sustainable."

She added the Innovation Hub "showed how collaboration can accelerate innovation based on sound science".


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