41 episodes

Welcome to Seedling Sessions: Innovations in Agriculture, a podcast from the Agri-EPI centre and hosted by Thomas Slattery. Join us as we delve into the world of agritech and sustainable agriculture, exploring the latest insights, developments, and breakthroughs from industry pioneers, researchers, and innovators. Our conversations aim to bridge the gap between cutting-edge agricultural technology creators and beneficiaries, fostering relationships among researchers, startups, investors, and farmers. Together, we'll uncover the potential of technology in driving sustainable and productive farming practices, transforming the way we approach food production for a better future. 

Seedling Sessions: Agriculture Innovation Agri-EPI - Accelerating Agriculture Innovation

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    • 4.7 • 7 Ratings

Welcome to Seedling Sessions: Innovations in Agriculture, a podcast from the Agri-EPI centre and hosted by Thomas Slattery. Join us as we delve into the world of agritech and sustainable agriculture, exploring the latest insights, developments, and breakthroughs from industry pioneers, researchers, and innovators. Our conversations aim to bridge the gap between cutting-edge agricultural technology creators and beneficiaries, fostering relationships among researchers, startups, investors, and farmers. Together, we'll uncover the potential of technology in driving sustainable and productive farming practices, transforming the way we approach food production for a better future. 

    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: How can biodiversity-friendly farming practices support business sustainability

    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: How can biodiversity-friendly farming practices support business sustainability

    With mounting pressures to improve on-farm biodiversity, farmers will want to ensure their businesses are secure and that they see financial benefits from this work. In the final episode of this mini-series, Tom and Emily explore potential funding mechanisms that allow farmers to make biodiversity investments viable and rewarding, and reflect on the future of biodiversity on UK farms.They ask:How are subsidy programs and incentives shifting to motivate nature-friendly farming practices?Can em...

    • 49 min
    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: How farmers can use technology to help measure, monitor, and enhance biodiversity on the land they steward

    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: How farmers can use technology to help measure, monitor, and enhance biodiversity on the land they steward

    If farmers are going to improve biodiversity on their land, they need to be able to measure it. Emerging technologies offer new promise for monitoring this in ways that are more affordable and comprehensive than ever before, addressing a major barrier to management and improvement. In this episode, Tom and Emily explore some of these innovations.They ask:Why do we need to monitor biodiversity levels on farm?Why do traditional monitoring techniques sometimes fall short?What technologies can he...

    • 31 min
    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: Why is On-Farm Biodiversity Important

    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming: Why is On-Farm Biodiversity Important

    Biodiversity plays a critical role in the health and function of farms, yet it has declined significantly in recent decades. In this episode, hosts Thomas Slattery and Emily Laskin explore the complex relationship between biodiversity and agriculture.They ask:Why does biodiversity matter, and what functions does it serve on farms?How did we end up deprioritising biodiversity?What farming practices can help to enhance biodiversity, and will these differ across different farms?Should improving ...

    • 34 min
    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming

    Exploring Biodiversity in UK Farming

    Dive deep into the heart of sustainable agriculture with our new series where we explore the world of biodiversity in farming. Each episode is a journey through innovative technology, challenges, and the future of nature-friendly farming. 🔍 Episode 1: We kick off with the intricate and complex relationship between biodiversity and farming, delving into its importance and the role it plays in sustainable agriculture. 🌾 Episode 2: Explore the practical aspects - how farmers can use te...

    • 1 min
    Unearthing the Power of Digital MRV in Agri-Food Systems

    Unearthing the Power of Digital MRV in Agri-Food Systems

    In this episode of Seedling Sessions, host Thomas Slattery welcomes Eoghan Finneran co-founder of Farmeye, a company that has developed a digital measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) platform for natural capital in agriculture. They discuss the origin story of Farmeye, the importance of ground truth data, and the role of technology in driving sustainable and regenerative farming practices. The guest shares their background in agricultural research, education, and advisory services, ...

    • 41 min
    Harnessing Technology for Sustainable Grazing

    Harnessing Technology for Sustainable Grazing

    In this episode of Seedling Sessions host Thomas Slattery is joined by Johannes Scheibe, the co-founder of Ruumi, to discuss the progress Ruumi has made since their last conversation on the podcast in October of last year.Ruumi is a technology company on a mission to build a future where farming enriches the Earth, and they're doing this by creating infrastructure for the global sustainable farming transition. In their previous conversation, they learned about Ruumi's origins in Berlin, where...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Casselso ,

Engaging and Insightful: A Must-Listen Podcast on Agricultural Biodiversity

This podcast on agricultural biodiversity is a gem for anyone interested in the subject. With its excellent production quality and insightful interviews with farmers, it makes complex topics accessible and engaging. The balance struck between being informative for beginners and sufficiently detailed for the well-versed is commendable. Each episode leaves you looking forward to the next, making it a must-listen for both novices and experts in the field

conway14 ,

Breadth, depth and valuable analysis

My go-to podcast for agri-tech innovation. The latest episodes on biodiversity are recommended listening for anyone in the field or looking to navigate this increasingly vital area.

tcoleridge ,

Such an enjoyable way to learn about biodiversity!

As someone who is interested in the role that biodiversity will play in building a more sustainable future, I found the recent mini-series absolutely fantastic. There was such a diversity(!) of interesting and insightful guests, and the hosts tied everything together really nicely so that it didn't become overwhelming.

I now feel much more optimistic about the prospects of biodiversity in the country - I just hope enough policymakers listen to put into practice a lot of the great ideas that were discussed!!

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