UKTIN Agriculture Expert Working Group

The UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) Agriculture Expert Working Group will consider key opportunities to capitalise on the benefits of advanced connectivity across agriculture.

The group will play a critical role in bringing together the demand and supply sides of the telecoms ecosystem, and provide strategic advice and inputs to UKTIN, helping to shape the practical and pragmatic toolkits we are developing to support organisations looking to undertake their own connectivity projects and programmes.

I am delighted to be announced as Chair of the Agriculture group, it’s vital that we accelerate the adoption of agri-tech to enable productivity and efficiencies on-farm. From wearable livestock disease detection devices to solar powered robotic weeders, or farmers having access to their crop data quicker, 5G and wireless technologies are key to agri-tech uptake and will drive digital transformation and productivity gains for agriculture.

Dr Trisha Toop

CTO, Agri-EPI Centre

  • 14 %

    of all food produced never makes it to the consumer

  • £590m +

    value of aquaculture to the UK economy

  • 3 x

    increase in fertiliser costs over the last 12 months