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Winners of Uruguay’s Prado Show Hackathon Agro competition visited England

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9 November 2017

Original source: Mercopress

Winners of the Hackathon Agro competition co-organized by the UK embassy in Uruguay, the local Cámara Uruguaya de Tecnologías de la Información (CUTI) and Fundación da Vinci, have visited England. Carlos Capano, Juan Francisco Kniazev and Agustín Ackermann, shared their experiences from their trip to England with Ambassador Ian Duddy, upon their return.

The team presented an innovative solution for the prevention of the problem of barley net blotch on 9-10 September 2017 at Expo Prado. In the UK, they met with representatives from different organizations related to their project, such as Barley Hub, Harper Adams University and the Agritech sector of the Department for International Trade DIT.

During the Harper Adams tour, they saw how the university works with drones for farming or soil and tillage projects. They also visited the hands-free hectare project, where farming is done through robotics and technology, and no human has been inside the hectare since the project started, more than one year ago. Hackathon winners described the work as “spectacular”. Read more.

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