Trinity AgTech has added to its network of scientific partners by forming a collaboration with the University of Edinburgh’s Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security. This will see the two organisations work together in their endeavour to support farmers in achieving greater profitability and environmental progress. Alongside the new scientific partnership, Professor Geoff Simm, Director of the Academy and the University’s Chair of Global Agriculture and Food Security, has joined Trinity AgTech’s Scientific Board.
The Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security which has rapidly achieved international notability for its work, was launched in 2018 and is a multi-disciplinary hub for research and training into issues that affect sustainable rural development, food and environmental security, and the well-being of animals and people. It aims to galvanise interdisciplinary research, training and translation – across the University and with partners – on key global challenges in food systems, environment and health.
Professor Geoff Simm says: “We’re in the middle of climate change, malnutrition and biodiversity crises with food, farming and land use at the heart of these. These issues are complicated and interconnected but through data-driven innovation – a priority theme for us in the University of Edinburgh – we can empower farmers to create real change.
“To enable this change, farmers need the right tools. The first generation of Ag-Tech products are only targeting a small aspect of the industry. Trinity AgTech’s software provides a more integrated approach across all enterprise types which will unlock value across the supply chain.”
Trinity AgTech’s Founder and Executive Chairman, Dr Hosein Khajeh-Hosseiny, says that he is excited about what the new partnership can do to help energise the rural economy.
“Most of our farmers’ talent has been untapped and under-nurtured and that genie needs to be freed from the bottle. At Trinity AgTech we believe that it will be the genius of the many that will deliver farming a flourishing future and ensure we have vibrant rural communities.
“The Global Academy is a great example of the extraordinary practical scientific talent we have within our universities. Partnered with our software, based on the latest science, technology and proven methodologies, we can bring new levels of excellence in how farmers achieve their own profitability and sustainability goals at farm, field and product level.”
Chair of Trinity AgTech’s Scientific Board, Professor Simon Potts, said: “I’m delighted that Professor Simm, a distinguished scientist in the field of animal breeding, is joining the Scientific Board.
“The Board provides farmers with the confidence that Trinity AgTech and its software products will support them to take control and capture the full value of their natural capital.”
Speaking on his appointment to Trinity AgTech’s Scientific Board, Professor Simm said:
“What’s attracted me to Trinity AgTech is how they have brought together support from across the industry and the impressive line-up of members on both the Scientific Board and Industry Advisory Council. The collection of commercial, farming, and scientific stakeholders is why it has a unique footprint – that and its vision, and mission and can help steer the industry in a direction where it will have a real impact.
“Farmers are passionate about producing even higher quality food with less environmental impact. They want to lead this transformation, not be left to deal with the consequences of others’ decisions.”