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.
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:
The GIATE and its members provide: