Ashfords LLP Proud Sponsor of New World Farming – Farm491 at Bristol Tech Festival

Law firm Ashfords LLP is delighted to be sponsoring Farm491’s launch of “New World Farming” at the renown Bristol Tech Festival being held on 5 November 2019 at the Engine Shed.

Farm491, a space for innovators to grow their businesses by applying technology to growing environments, is launching ‘New World Farming’ – a call for innovation and rethinking of the problems facing the UK agri-food sector. From nutrient pollution and carbon negative farming to food waste and supply chain traceability, Farm491 is interested in looking at new solutions that look to future technologies and how they can influence the agri-food system.

Ashfords, nationally recognised for the quality of their AgriTech expertise and sector knowledge, are proud to be a sponsor of this inaugural event, bringing together innovators, technologists, academics, farmers, businesses and non-profits to try and solve some of the largest challenges facing the agri-food sector.

The half-day innovation forum will be a place for debate on challenges facing agriculture, and a place for investors to gain insight into the latest innovations which could transform the industry. Businesses who are pitching at the event include LettUs Grow, Pre-O and Grow Bristol.

Three core themes will be explored at the event, being farmer equity, environmental sustainability and food integrity. The event will also include a showcase of presentations by leading innovative businesses.

Giles Hawkins said: “We are really pleased to be working closely with Farm491 and to be supporting this event. With population growth outstripping food supply and climate change affecting crop yields we need to re-think how we currently produce food – forums such as New World Farming have never been more important“.

Luke Halsey, Head of Farm491 & Programme Manager at Farm491 commented: “New World Farming is a place to start conversations on how we can improve and even rethink the food system to better support everyone from farmers to consumers. But to do this, ideas need the support to scale and influence existing industries. We are excited to have Ashfords, a leading law firm in the AgriTech space, as sponsor, supporting us to create these spaces for discussion“.