14 episodes

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

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.

    Recipes for success: propagating perfectly every time

    Recipes for success: propagating perfectly every time

    The pandemic had significant impacts on supply chains, including food and seedings, exacerbating existing challenges with diseases and pests that come through the transportation and handling of seedlings. Vertical farming presents an opportunity to address some of these issues by propagating quality seedlings in a totally controlled environment to then transfer into poly tunnels or open fields with the comfort of knowing that the quality and health of the plant is intact. The potential this brings for roots, fruits and even trees is significant, and the combination of the science and technology is only really starting to scratch the surface here. To discuss this further, we welcome Archie Gibson from Agrico UK: one of the world’s largest seed potato distributors. Archie is also on the Board of the James Hutton Institute.

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    • 41 min
    Recipes for success – a precise approach to growing

    Recipes for success – a precise approach to growing

    The ability to grow the very best crops again and again is a nirvana in agricultural terms. Without the vagaries of climate and the ability to understand how and why a crop has performed so well through continuous monitoring and data collection the potential to produce premium crops is now a reality. The level of control over the growing parameters made possible with vertical farming is bringing a whole new level of understanding to plant science and providing opportunities to innovate and evolve consistent, healthy reliable and abundant crops all year round.

    To discuss this further we talk to IGS Plant Scientist Dr Csaba Hornyik about how the precision technology and high levels of control within an indoor vertical farming environment are impacting on plant science and the potential this brings for food production.

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    • 32 min
    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

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Bemble ,

Great listen

Fascinating insight into the diverse opportunites for the future of agritech. High calibre conversations with really interesting and quality guests

CindersScot ,

Great agritech insights

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

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