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World-first nanotech, using MOFs, enables long-term storage of fruits

World-first nanotech, using MOFs, enables long-term storage of fruits

added Wednesday, February 22 2017

By Emily McDaidMOF Technologies – a QUB spinout – is a leader in the production of Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and mechanochemical innovation....

Agri Tech
​How the best animal nutrition can positively impact human health

​How the best animal nutrition can positively impact human health

added Thursday, February 9 2017

By Emily McDaidDevenish Nutrition is a Belfast-based company providing nutritional solutions for animal and human health. With 28 PhD-level scientists...

Agri Tech
Startup introduces blockchain traceability to the food we eat

Startup introduces blockchain traceability to the food we eat

added Thursday, February 9 2017

By Emily McDaidInspired by the events of 2013, when UK foods were found to contain horse meat, a local entrepreneur named Kieran Kelly founded a new...

Agri Tech
Ireland as we know it, but with purple spuds

Ireland as we know it, but with purple spuds

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

Many people are aware that blueberries are a so-called “superfood,” without perhaps understanding why. The blue in the berry is the important...

Agri Tech
Nothing beats an outdoor shower… for sheep

Nothing beats an outdoor shower… for sheep

added Tuesday, August 23 2016

Sheep farmer Mark Kelly has worked his family land in Beragh, County Tyrone, for the past 40 years. Like many farmers, Mark treats his sheep twice a...

Agri Tech
E-health records for baa baa black sheep

E-health records for baa baa black sheep

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

When you see the GP about a health complaint, your doctor starts by drawing up your record. With your name, age, and vital stats at his/her...

Agri Tech
Holy cow! Milking robots make ice cream taste great

Holy cow! Milking robots make ice cream taste great

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Tickety Moo is well known in Fermanagh for its gourmet ice cream cones (“pokes” in NI-speak). But in the agri-tech world, it’s famous for being...

Agri Tech
GUEST POST: Putting digitisation to work in agriculture

GUEST POST: Putting digitisation to work in agriculture

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

By Mark Maguire, Fujitsu Chief Technology Officer in Northern IrelandThe world’s growing population and increased urbanisation means that food...

Agri Tech
GPS solution allows tractors to operate with +/- 15cm in accuracy

GPS solution allows tractors to operate with +/- 15cm in accuracy

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Sixty-5, a graduate of our Springboard programme, gives small- to medium-sized farmers a solution for field management. Consisting of a tablet that...

Agri Tech
GUEST POST: Going beyond fit-bits for cows

GUEST POST: Going beyond fit-bits for cows

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

By Declan O’Hare, CEO of Faire SolutionsThe dairy sector is a global agri-food business with more than 126 million dairy cows. Dairy producers,...

Agri Tech
Farm Wizard makes feed-to-yield sense

Farm Wizard makes feed-to-yield sense

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

Farm Wizard made headlines at the NI Science Park last year for being the first successful Halo-backed exit.Farm Wizard has been in operation since...

Agri Tech
GUEST POST: The unseen scientists keeping our food safe to eat

GUEST POST: The unseen scientists keeping our food safe to eat

added Tuesday, April 19 2016

By Professor Seamus Kennedy, CEO of AFBI“Scientific excellence…serving the world” is the vision of Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and...

Agri Tech

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