EP 7: Agri-Tech & Supply Chains

Series 1

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From the invention of the seed drill to the introduction of steam engines, technology has always played a big part in agriculture. Now, during the time that has been coined “the 4th agricultural revolution”, the digital innovation that has transformed society and economies is now changing the shape of agriculture.

With the most advanced technology at our disposal, it’s a chance to answer some of the biggest questions and tackle some of the biggest challenges that we have faced for generations – How can we feed a growing population and reduce waste, whilst respecting the earth’s biodiversity? How can we empower farmers, increase productivity and ensure sustainability?

Episode Guests


Mark Jarman

Head of Agriculture

Satellite Applications Catapult

Paul Febvre


Satellite Applications Catapult

Richard Tiffin

Chief Scientist


Simon Pearson

Founding Director

The Lincoln Institute of Agri Food Technology at The University of Lincoln

Episode Host


Maggie Aderin-Pocock

We are pleased to have Maggie Aderin-Pocock on board to present and introduce our first series of podcasts. A British space scientist and science educator, Maggie is an honorary research associate of University College London’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Since February 2014, she has co-presented the long-running astronomy television programme The Sky at Night with Chris Lintott. In 2020 she was awarded the Institute of Physics William Thomson, Lord Kelvin Medal and Prize for her public engagement in physics.


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