Due to new EU policy from October 2014, 5-10% of land should be cover cropped for farmers to receive tax benefits. With the cover cropping seed market expected to double (source:Germains) due to this policy, the estimated value of the solution is £76,500,000 in the UK. We wish to improve the communication channel between farmers, academics and entrepreneurs so that needs for technological solutions in the agriculture industry can be identified and met with sustainable solutions. The overall vision of the team is to have a Smart Seed network dedicated to sow smart. Farmers who purchase the smart seeds will automatically be part of this platform; academics who wish to communicate with be able to use the network to identify and improve relevant research; entrepreneurs will enter this network to seek new opportunities and drive solutions forward....
Due to new EU policy from October 2014, 5-10% of land should be cover cropped for farmers to receive tax benefits. With the cover cropping seed market expected to double (source:Germains) due to this policy, the estimated value of the solution is £76,500,000 in the UK. We wish to improve the communication channel between farmers, academics and entrepreneurs so that needs for technological solutions in the agriculture industry can be identified and met with sustainable solutions. The overall vision of the team is to have a Smart Seed network dedicated to sow smart. Farmers who purchase the smart seeds will automatically be part of this platform; academics who wish to communicate with be able to use the network to identify and improve relevant research; entrepreneurs will enter this network to seek new opportunities and drive solutions forward.
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