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    About GIATE

    Sustainable intensification, food security, climate change and the adoption of innovation and best practice are key global agendas discussed widely in public and private forums.

    The use of new technologies such as swarm robotics, drones, autonomous vehicles, telemetrics, electronic identification and artificial intelligence as a means of tackling these issues is rapidly growing. Alongside this is a growing need to provide economic analysis of such technologies. Agri-Tech Economics is an emerging field of research focused on providing economic intelligence to define the role of agricultural technologies in future farming systems, agri-food value chains, policy and trade.

    The GIATE works across many discipline areas and collaborates extensively with other Harper Adams University research centres such as the Sustainable Agri-Food Systems Group and Agri-Tech Research Centre. 

    Contact us

    Research contact 01952 81 5113
    Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm

    Centre lead

    Our expertise

    The GIATE links economics and science to analyse the role of innovative agricultural technologies in achieving global economic, environmental, and social objectives. The GIATE team of academics, post-doctoral researchers and PhD students work across multiple disciplines to provide the socio-economic insights needed for interdisciplinary research into agri-environmental innovations and policy.   

    The Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics is a worldwide network of leading multidisciplinary researchers and stakeholders which brings together experts working on the application, adaptation and adoption of innovative agricultural technology. The research themes of the Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics include:

    • Farm management, risk and economics,
    • Productivity and efficiency of the farming sector,
    • Value chains, markets and trade, and
    • Regulation, policy and governance.

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    What can we do for you?

    The GIATE and its members provide:

    • Economic analyses to inform decision making at the private and public policy levels through applied research and international collaboration.
    • A multidisciplinary team approach to identifying challenges and addressing the gaps between technology development and decision making in risky and uncertain environments.
    • Data analytics to aid real-time decision making in value chains and policy.
    • A mechanism for the exchange of ideas, feedback on research results and for jointly promoting high level interdisciplinary research into agri-tech economics and agri-environmental policy.
    • Engagement with the global farming community, industry and government stakeholders to influence the discussion around the future of Agri-Tech and accelerate the translation of economic research into practical applications and adoption.
    • Research, teaching and capacity development through postgraduate and undergraduate opportunities across collaborating institutions.
    • Improved Agri-Tech Economic knowledge and literacy through conferences, workshops, and short courses.

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