Agri-tech or Agricultural Technology is all about researching and developing new technologies and improving existing ones for sustainable food production. It is a rapidly growing sector in the UK and across the world and with the world class drink, food and agriculture sector we have in Suffolk and Norfolk it is big business in our region too.
Some of the most significant food and drink companies in Europe have a major presence in Norfolk and Suffolk, including Adnams, British Sugar, Greene King, Colman’s (Unilever) and Muntons.
Agri-tech is a well-established and important UK sector. The entire agri-food supply chain, is estimated to contribute £96 billion to the UK economy.
A career in this sector could mean researching in-field phenotyping, precision farming, crop breeding, plant immunity investigation or it could mean developing tractors, combines or sprayers that can drive themselves, or how about developing a crop sensor that knows how much fertilizer a plant needs based on the amount of light reflected back to the sensor.