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Cornwall agritech

Agritech

Unique geography. Strong agricultural heritage. One-of-a-kind innovation.
Cornwall has a long history of agricultural excellence. Today, leading innovators are taking the region’s legacy further, and transforming farming with exciting new agritech solutions.

A region where agritech businesses thrive

Cornwall is an ideal gateway for agritech businesses looking to operate in the UK.

Its well-connected community, unique climate conditions and well-established supply chains make it an attractive location for all areas of agritech – from Agri-engineering to precision agriculture.

Find leading Agritech talent and research

With globally-recognised institutions at every corner, Cornwall has no shortage of Agritech skills:

Explore links with Cornwall’s fast-growing sectors

Cornwall’s agritech community extends far beyond agriculture. The sector’s strong links with food and beverage, creative tech and aerospace create opportunities you can’t find anywhere else.

Access exclusive support and funding opportunities

Business support hubs, sector-specific enterprise zones and dedicated funds make Cornwall an ideal place to grow your agritech business.

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Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are home to the UK’s widest range of food producers. One in three jobs in the region involves food and drink, and the industry injects £2 billion into the local economy annually.
With over 70% of Cornwall’s land dedicated to agricultural use and 400 miles of coastline surrounding its perimeter, the region offers a wealth of fresh produce and seafood and is a major food and drink exporter.

As the world moves towards a greener future, Cornwall’s role in food production becomes even more significant. We have all the tools to become a world leader in low-impact food systems, opening up many investment opportunities.

The nature of our fishing practices here means we already fish sustainably. We protect our oceans and take pride in responsibly landing our catch using small vessels. Up to 40 species of fish can be landed off Newlyn harbour in any one day – more than any other UK port.

Cornwall’s green landscape provides farmers with a variety of different soils and growing conditions, allowing them to work the land responsibly. They graze ruminant animals on areas like hillsides that do not support arable farming, creating an ecosystem of environment and economy.

The farming community is working closely with Cornwall’s state-of-the-art agri-tech training centre and other agri-tech projects to create pioneering solutions to reduce the impact of farming on the environment and future-proof the UK’s food security.

Cornwall’s colleges and universities are also home to award winning training facilities in Hospitality and Food Production, creating a strong talent pipeline for the sector.

From coffee producers to wine merchants and the world-famous Rodda’s Clotted Cream, more and more of our food and drink producers are evidencing their sustainable practices by obtaining B Corp certification.

Our natural environment is conducive to the production of high-quality food and drink. We have the expertise, innovation, and infrastructure to drive the clean and green agenda in this thriving sector.

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Whether you’re looking to locate in Cornwall, or to start exporting beyond its borders, get in touch with our friendly team to talk through your needs.

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