Register now for webinar series on transforming agriculture for a sustainable future

CHAP partner Liberty Produce has joined Writtle University College (WUC) to launch a public webinar series, beginning on 27th January.

The online sessions are based around the theme of ‘Transforming Agriculture and its Workforce for a Sustainable Future’ in horticulture and agriculture.

Topics include: the modernisation of agriculture through technological advancement; examining food production systems and identifying skills gaps; how to create a fit-for-purpose workforce in a sustainable economy.

Each subject will be discussed by an expert panel, featuring guests including Dr Susan McCallum from the James Hutton Institute and Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-TechE.

The webinar series, supported by Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA), has been designed to reflect WUC and Liberty Produces’ collective dedication to the creation of long-term sustainable food production at a time of climate crisis and the disruption of global supply chains.

WUC recently became the first UK university to offer degrees in regenerative agriculture, and Liberty Produce develops leading-edge technology that enables the growth of local produce year-round, using fully-controlled indoor vertical farming systems. It runs the IHCEA at James Hutton Institute in Dundee.

Dr Anya Perera, WUC’s Head of School for Sustainable Environments & Design, said: “We are proud to be working in collaboration with Liberty Produce and EIRA. Our three introductory webinars will focus on challenges faced by growers at a national and international level. We are delighted by the positive response from key members of the sector and look forward to sharing vital topics with our expert panellists.”

Benita Rajania, Product Director at Liberty Produce, said: “ We are delighted to be teaming with WUC to bring together stakeholders from across our community for this new webinar series. Collaboration is a vital component in tackling the challenges our sector is facing, and we look forward to meeting virtually with our colleagues from across industry and academia to discuss latest developments, share knowledge and strengthen relationships at an industry level.”

Click the links below to book your place:

January 27th: The modernisation of agriculture through technological advancement

February 24th: Examining food production systems and identifying skills gaps

March 24th: How to create a fit-for-purpose workforce in a sustainable economy

To learn more about how technology is revolutionising agriculture, read our Focus on Data Diagnostics article, The Rise of the Digital Farm, by Keith Norman.

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