Concept Note – Transforming Food Production -Demonstration Project
FutureFarms (A potential company name) will lead and coordinate the demonstration and KE of data-driven solutions and systems that enthuses, excites, inspires and motivates farmers, industry, scientists and KE organisations to be transformational in achieving improved productivity and environmental outcomes and work towards Net Zero Emission farming.
To achieve this FutureFarms will:
Establish small independent team to lead and coordinate livestock demonstration projects.
Industry / academic steering group to prioritise projects against ISCF Challenge metrics, environmental and economic indicators of the system, and KE metrics. End users, industry, social scientists, economists and wider academics will be involved in the development of the metrics that the steering group uses.
Link to other demonstration activities to provide a ‘One Agriculture’ approach.
Partners we seek are:
- Farmer Groups such as IfA, LEAF, Farmer Science Network, and Innovative Farmers Network
- Agritech Centres
- Regional farmer-science networks
- Agriculture Value chains (input and output companies to farmers)
- Investors and financial facilitators
Demonstration facilities (farms) would concentrate on those available from the partners but would be decided on capabilities: the system to be demonstrated, human resources on-site, KE opportunity, monitoring equipment on-site, recording system and data transfer, etc.