Members

Since inception, Farm491 has steadily increased its membership inline with offering increased capacity and resources. Some of those members have quickly grown to the point they no-longer need ongoing support.

Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird Technologies

Founded in the UK with operations in Brazil, Russia & Ukraine, they enable farmers and agronomists to gain a detailed understanding of their crop at a high resolution in a very short space of time. Hummingbird Technologies have a range of crop management tools, which can provide detailed insight into how crops are growing to allow more informed input decisions on crop health.

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IceRobotics

IceRobotics

IceRobotics are committed to improving the health and welfare of livestock globally, through our advanced wearable technology. Our innovative monitoring sensors use an advanced accelerometer that measures orientation and acceleration across three axes, multiple times per second. Each animal’s movement is recorded constantly, and our intelligent algorithms analyse the data collected, providing accurate alerts and information on fertility, lying time, lameness and mobility.

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GrowBoxCo

GrowBoxCo

Our GrowBoxes are a highly engineered modular and mobile production environment, in a shipping container, custom built for a wide variety of crops and business models. We work closely with our customers to design the optimal mobile environment for individual growing needs.

 

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Multibox

Multibox

We create alternative animal feeds to reduce dependency on fishmeal, soybean, corn & wheat products. That means less water consumption, less deforestation, more bio-diversity & less agri-chemical use globally.

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AXIchain

AXIchain

The leading global B2B online physical commodities trading platform that is economical, efficient and secure.

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Ekogea UK Ltd

Ekogea UK Ltd

Ekogea’s BioComplex additive is a unique marine algae derived biological/ growth performance additive. BioComplex improves microbial activity in a range of farming/ industrial processes by speeding up natural biology – particularly as an animal feed supplement, in crops, waste water and biogas (winning ADBA’s World Best Biogas Plant award). 

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Organic Research Centre

Organic Research Centre

Through our research and knowledge exchange work we are influencing farm practice and driving change within organic and non-organic farming businesses. ORC wants to mitigate climate change, improve food security and increase sustainability.

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Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre comprises the Daniel Hall Incubation Centre, The Lawes Open Innovation Hub and The Russell Building, offering office and laboratory space and business support services to businesses of all shapes and sizes.

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CRM AgriCommodities

CRM AgriCommodities

CRM Agri is a leading independent provider of grain trading information and strategies. We help agribusinesses manage price risk and secure strong financial performance in an increasingly volatile market.

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UN Development Programme

UN Development Programme

UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations, in more than 170 countries and territories

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XT Technologies

XT Technologies

Our ‘Connected Yard’ software helps horse owners and livery yard owners to provide an early warning of issues with their horses to avoid injuries and vet call-outs whilst also saving them time. Our technology analyses live video feeds of horses in stables and fields and uses Artificial Intelligence to proactively identify issues and send an alert with the video attached.

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Cellular Agriculture

Cellular Agriculture

Cell Ag Ltd was founded in early 2016 as the first UK startup in the cell-based meat space.

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Seaweed Culture

Seaweed Culture

A business focusing on the aquaculture of seaweed to produce a sustainable cattle feed to reduce methane production in cattle significantly.

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Envopap

Envopap

We are a sustainable materials company revolutionizing & disrupting the packaging industry with innovative solutions utilizing agricultural waste. We believe in giving agricultural waste a second life and our vision has always been to inspire a world where no packaging harms the environment.

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Farmacy PLC

Farmacy PLC

Farmacy plc was formed in 1999 and successfully provides independent agronomy, environmental, precision and nutritional services to UK growers. They deliver these services on over 300,000 hectares mainly in the East Midlands, East Anglia and Cotswolds through over 60 dedicated Farmacists.

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LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow are a Bristol-based start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms. The roots of crops are suspended in a dense nutritious mist which delivers consistently high yields for vertical farms.

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PlusFarm Kenya

PlusFarm Kenya

Plusfarm Kenya is an Agritech startup based in Eldoret, Kenya. Run by a group of young technology enthusiasts, the company is fast growing. Their products range from farm management softwares to portable cold boxes targeted to smallholder farmers in rural Africa, the goal being to bring the African agriculture sector to par with the rest of the world through technology and user-centric business models. The company embraces technology transfers and partnerships with like-minded individuals and entities.

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Vidacycle

Vidacycle

Vidacycle have created simple systems so you can use your smartphone, paired with electronic tags, to quickly and easily monitor your soils, fruits, vines and more on your farm.

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Emerald Research Ltd

Emerald Research Ltd

OptiYield® breaks the marketable yield ceiling by delivering both top- and bottom-line revenue increases for farmers and growers. Our goal is to combine soil, crop and computer science with best grower practice in order to achieve appreciable gains in crop yield, saleability and nutritional quality, whilst also diminishing grower risk.

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Houndstooth Wireless

Houndstooth Wireless

Our mission is to provide accessible drone detection to all levels of security systems

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Bergs Timber

Bergs Timber

Bergs Timber produces and sells sawn and processed timber products with the emphasis on adaptation to customer needs.

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The Re-Evolution Family

The Re-Evolution Family

We find and create practical, accessible solutions to address the issues raised by the quest to be ever more sustainable in the modern world. Living a low impact lifestyle and pushing to become climate positive is something we are all passionate about. We are aiming to produce a blueprint that other burgeoning communities can follow and evolve.

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Farm Hand

Farm Hand

Farm Hand works with local organisations, as a technology partner, to provide simple internet-of-things enabled products and services to the farmer. We aim to leverage mobile phone proliferation as well as the existing relationship between farmer aggregators and farmers. We ensure to keep farmers at the centre of the process and utilise their input for continual product improvement.

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Fotenix

Fotenix

Co-founded by Professor Bruce Grieve, Director of e-Agri Sensors Centre at the University, and Dr Charles Veys, the company offers a new online crop analysis tool, that aims to help improve yield quality and shelf life significantly.

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The Learning Link

The Learning Link

The Learning Link Multi Academy Trust (LLMAT) was formed in November 2017 with the clear mission of becoming leaders in shaping the future for our Children’s education.

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Pasture for Life Association

Pasture for Life Association

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association brings together British farmers committed to producing high quality food in a more natural way

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New Foundation Farms

New Foundation Farms

We are building a scaled Regenerative Agriculture Enterprise in the UK by acquiring farms and transforming them to best-in-class regenerative practice using internationally-proven approaches. This is about growing affordable, nutrient-dense food and high-quality fibre at scale on regenerating soils. The result is farming which is more profitable, re-vitalises rural economies, captures carbon, enhances water cycles, improves both farmer wellbeing and the quality of food.  

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CEA Research and Development LTD

CEA Research and Development LTD

R&D into engineering solutions for the CEA/Vertical farming industries

Batchseed

Batchseed

We’ve built a platform that will help food producers justify the value of their produce and sell direct to the public in a new way, by sharing updates about the production process.

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Weedingtech

Weedingtech

Weedingtech provides a greener, cleaner and safer way for communities to maintain their outside spaces. Foamstream offers organisations a herbicide-free approach to controlling unwanted vegetation, as well as sanitisation and cleaning solutions.

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Okusha

Okusha

James has joined Farm491 as an advisor member and is keen to work with member companies on commercial and business strategy, as well as general management advice and mentoring; he is passionate about people and enabling them to exceed their own expectations.

AgriFood X

AgriFood X

AgriFoodX is a start-up micro-business with a focus on exploitation and valorisation of agri-food by-products (‘Wealth from Waste’). Our mission is to support innovation in the food supply chain within the context of a circular bioeconomy, translating research into commercial products and services. 

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The Innovation Beehive

The Innovation Beehive

Here at The Innovation Beehive we seek to release the creative potential of people at work, through innovative consulting projects and cutting-edge innovation training. We see people as the beating heart of the Innovation Ecosystem in your organisation, and all of our solutions are geared towards enabling people to deliver on the promise of their creativity

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Faire

Faire

Faire have patents globally granted in the area of animal monitoring systems and methods. Faire innovation group is a sensor engineering, manufacturing and software company delivering solutions across the industrial, medical and agri-sectors. Based in Bristol, the team have developed a proprietary platform with application and data service potential across the dairy, livestock, equine and companion animal sectors.

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Breedr

Breedr

Breedr is the world’s first app for livestock farmers that uses shared data to optimise yield, quality and profitability.

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Severn Snacks

Severn Snacks

Jerky Snacks made with 100% game meat.

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Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independent dairy and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry.

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Flox

Flox

FLOX is a smart farm management system using cameras, sensors and advanced machine-vision to enable poultry farmers to operate more efficiently, maximise profits and make data-driven decisions.

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Square Mile Farms

Square Mile Farms

Square Mile Farms is developing the concept of an urban farm network to offer ultra-fresh, delicious and nutritious produce directly to customers. We’re doing this by developing technology and platform that enable us to rapidly install controlled environment farms in multiple locations in the heart of the city, within a square mile of our customers. We are on a mission to make food production sustainable, nutritious and local again, empowering local communities in the process

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RAW Energy

RAW Energy

RAW Energy is a specialist company that owns, consults on and develops renewable energy assets in the UK and abroad helping to meet national energy demands and assisting in the transition to a fossil free energy network

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Agri Frontier

Agri Frontier

Agri Frontier Limited (“Agri Frontier”) are an Agri Investment and Advisory firm that specialises in helping to create world class farming and integrated agri businesses across the value chain, with a focus on frontier markets. Typical clients range from family owned to corporate farming businesses in Africa, International businesses with a desire to expand their operations to Africa, as well as Impact, Developmental and Private Equity investors.

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Hiom Advisory

Hiom Advisory

Hiom Advisory is a boutique advisory and consultancy firm working predominantly in the commodity, food , agriculture and energy sectors. With a head office in the UK and working with associate offices in other geographies, including Asia, The Middle East and Africa, we have a deep understanding of our markets and work with clients based across the globe.

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CropNuts

CropNuts

Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd – CropNuts is Kenya’s leading ISO 17025 Accredited soil analysis & testing company. Supports farmers across Africa.

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Phytoform Labs

Phytoform Labs

Phytoform Labs Phytoform Labs helps the horticulture industry by providing innovative breeding solutions to plant breeders and producers.

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The Consumer Brand

The Consumer Brand

It’s time for us, the consumers, to create the products we want; Tasty, healthy and responsible.

The Consumer Brand allows us to collectively realize the specifications of a product, to have it manufactured as we wish and to have it marketed at the right price.

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BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

BASF Agricultural Solutions UK

Innovating to help protect and enhance crop yields, helping farmers to grow sustainably

Glas Data

Glas Data

Glas Data have designed FarmHand, an open cloud-based ecosystem designed to unify agricultural data.

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Pentalib

Pentalib

Deliver robust technology and services that encourage ethologically sound management and training practices, resulting in healthy and happy horses and customers.

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Cirencester College

Cirencester College

Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college in a rural setting on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  One of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, Cirencester College is one of the top ranking Sixth Form Colleges in the country.

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RuraLink

RuraLink

RuraLink provide tailored career consultancy services to individuals, employers and education providers in the land-based sector.

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Freedom Row

Freedom Row

Freedom Row seeks to identify the most vulnerable parties in modern food supply chains and reinforce them with the rights they deserve. Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, we provide a real time enhanced due diligence platform for modern slavery identification in supply chains. 

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Pre-O

Pre-O

Pre-O are a certification label that allows farmers that are making the transition to organic agriculture to market their produce with respect to the fact that harmful cultivation methods are no-longer used, and that the produce reflects a ‘pre-organic’ state. This is beneficial to the consumer unable to afford high-end organic produce, and beneficial to the farmer who is in the ‘organic-transition’ period yet suffering from non-organic prices. Until now, no outright ‘pre-organic’ offering has existed in the food market. Pre-O are making that change.

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Agxio

Agxio

Agxio is a data science and machine learning company that specialises in the agricultural, biotech and life sciences industries. Founded in 2018 by a world-class team of award-winning technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and practitioners. Over 25 years of experience building global technology solutions in highly complex and regulated industries. Agxio has developed a platform architecture that combines data science, artificial intelligence and low code solutions to address complex issues in the agricultural industry.

 

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NIAB TAG

NIAB TAG

NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry.

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Agua DB

Agua DB

With decades of experience of designing best in class ion exchange processes for the removal of nitrate and other contaminants from ground water and over 100 years operational experience with commercial plants in both the UK and US, Agua DB was born to develop a ground breaking new nitrate treatment process. With Agua DB technology, a plant can now produce low chloride potassium sulphate and potassium nitrate products for local re-use in smart (variable rate fertilisation) irrigation equipment. This turns the problem of nitrate pollution into a sustainable solution.

payAgri

payAgri

A full stack Agri Ecosystem platform, driven by Real-time data & AI, orchestrating all the actors in agri value chain in order to bring inclusive growth. The focus is on optimizing returns and creating value for every player in the value chain by leveraging technology and agri expertise.

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Agrinav

Agrinav

Agrinav is an intelligently designed variable rate fertiliser spreader. Using satellite analysis the system is able to generate a file for your field. Agrinav has been progressed as part of the Diatomic project.

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Eco Innovative System

Eco Innovative System

Our focus is to provide sustainable digital farming techniques to support farmers increase efficiency and decrease waste.

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