AgroEcoTech: how can technology accelerate a transition to agroecology?

Join us to discuss the opportunities and challenges around AgroEcoTech, and how policy can support its development



Join the Soil Association team and an expert panel to discuss AgroEcoTech and the National Food Strategy’s innovation challenge in this virtual event where we will discuss:

How can agri-food tech development be repurposed for agroecological systems?

How can farmer-led ‘problem definition’ help drive this?

What are the governance levers in a market economy and who are the gatekeepers?

How can Defra’s £280m innovation fund rise to the NFS challenge to deliver for agroecology and farmer-led innovation?

Professor Tom Macmillan (Royal Agricultural University)will lead the conversation with panellists including Tim Mordan (Deputy Director, Defra’s Innovation, Productivity and Science team); Andy Cureton (UKRI Challenge Deputy Director, Transforming Food Production); George Chanarin and Paul Silcock (Cumulus Consultants , authors of the AgroEcoTech: How can Technology Accelerate a Transition to Agroecology? )Abby Rose (farmer and tech entrepreneur -Vidacycle and SectorMentor ); and Dr Ruth Bastow (Innovation Director, CHAP)
This will be followed by a Q&A. We welcome questions before the event (email

The event will be held online via Teams Webinar. Advanced booking is essential. Joining links will be shared 1 week prior to the event taking place.
If you have any questions about the event, please email Ana Allamand

The event is finished.


Oct 19 2021


4:55 am - 7:00 am

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