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We’re always finding new insights around smart solutions. That’s why we’ve created Clima, a thought leadership content platform designed to educate and help businesses unlock their full potential.

    Skills for life – what is needed in the agritech sector

    Skills for life – what is needed in the agritech sector

    When considering the scope for digital innovation within the agricultural sector, there is perhaps nobody better placed to share their hopes and ambitions for the future than Polly Purvis OBE. She joins us both as an expert in all things digital, but also as a colleague, having stepped into the role of Director of the Scottish Food Incubator Network with IGS in 2019.

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    • 32 min
    Bringing future talent to the (Agriculture) 4.0

    Bringing future talent to the (Agriculture) 4.0

    We discuss the emerging influences on education and skills development across Agriculture and Horticulture with two senior leaders from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). We speak to Professor Fiona Burnett (FB), Head of Connect for Impact in SRUC’s Knowledge and Information Hub and Ruth Vichos (RV), Lecturer in Horticulture, about the evolution of Agriculture 4.0, and how technology is impacting skills evolution and teaching mechanisms.

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    • 32 min
    Rising from the ashes – the revival of hospitality

    Rising from the ashes – the revival of hospitality

    From an early career working in hotels in Canada to his return to the UK to join the world-famous Gleneagles Hotel where he stayed for 30 years rising to Managing Director and then Chairman, Peter has been a pivotal figure in hospitality – and he is a true ambassador for Scottish and UK hospitality on a global stage.

    We talk to Peter to gain his insights into the hospitality and food sectors and the impacts they are experiencing currently. We look at the opportunities that these challenges may present, and the necessity for innovation to keep a vitally important part of the economy alive. We consider food production across the UK and the demands on supply chain and why and how innovations can be embraced to ensure availability without any compromise on quality.

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    • 27 min
    Passionate about provenance – from India to Scotland with love

    Passionate about provenance – from India to Scotland with love

    From his early life in southern India to his home now in Scotland, Praveen’s passion for quality has been foremost in his approach to customer satisfaction. Quality of service, quality of approach and most importantly in his cooking quality and the provenance of produce.

    Always innovating and considering new approaches to enhance his cooking, Praveen has been exploring a variety of new ways to grow the traditional quality herbs and vegetables that were readily available on his family farm in India here in Scotland.

    We talk to Praveen about his approach to cooking, food production and the importance of having the very best and freshest ingredients available on your doorstep.

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    • 33 min
    Nurturing a sustainable UK agricultural evolution

    Nurturing a sustainable UK agricultural evolution

    Through Clima, our conversations extend all around the world, taking into consideration opinions and perspectives from a broad spectrum of people and places.  As a global business addressing global issues, we believe inclusivity and diversity are equally as important. However, IGS is a UK-based company and there are specific considerations for the sectors in which we operate and provide solutions that we have to address as we consider the impacts of COVID and the approaching Brexit era.

    In this context we spoke with David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).  The AHDB is a UK-based levy board, funded by farmers and growers. Its main function is to help farmers and growers be more competitive and sustainable in the future.

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    • 28 min
    A bigger slice of the pie – the growth of urban agritech

    A bigger slice of the pie – the growth of urban agritech

    Deeply embedded in the urban agritech sector for many years, Mark’s perspective has been developed with global exposure and experience, alongside a commitment to deliver a greater profile for the UK in this market. He talks to us about the UK’s part to play in the expansion of agritech in a local and global context, and considers more broadly the opportunities being brought to bear for this emerging agricultural approach. We discuss competition versus collaboration, as well as the co-existence of the two, to increase the impact and portion of the agricultural ecosystem in which urban agritech can thrive.

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    • 27 min

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Great agritech insights

Fascinating insights into the world of vertical farming and the future of agritech

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