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Oct 22, 2020

Silver for IGS at British Farming Awards

IGS is delighted to have been awarded silver at the 2020 British Farming Awards in the Agri-Tech Innovator of the Year category.

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Georgia Lea

IGS is delighted to have been awarded silver at the 2020 British Farming Awards in the Agri-Tech Innovator of the Year category.

The event, which was broadcast online and hosted by Vernon Kay, showcased the innovation and achievements of British farmers across the agricultural industry.

Chief Executive of IGS, David Farquhar, commented: “British farming is absolutely world-leading and it's a real honour to be recognised by the industry as we continually look for new ways to innovate and work in partnership with traditional agricultural producers to ensure sustainable food supplies for future generations.  

“The competition was exceptionally strong and it’s amazing to see IGS listed alongside some of the most forward-thinking and innovative people and businesses in the agriculture industry. This year has been a real challenge for many, but it was a real joy to see everyone come together and celebrate virtually!”

The awards gave opportunity to shine a spotlight on the emerging new agri-technologies coming into the industry along with talented new entrants and a hugely diverse array of diversification enterprises.

A full list of winners is available here.

Value Optimisation
Transparency
Systems Thinking
Collaboration
Stewardship
Innovation

At IGS, we believe that innovation is essential in agriculture, as in many other areas. A circular model must be one that we adopt more broadly, and our commitment to this is two-fold.

Sign-up below to learn more about how IGS has designed and developed a vertical farming platform to enable sustainable food production with alignment to the circular economy framework in part one. You will also seefor yourself how the engineering, supply chain management, and maintenance of the GTs aligns to circularity in part two.

Part one. How IGS’ Growth Towers enable sustainable farming and alignment to the circular economy

Recent research by the UN Environment Programme found that ‘countries are missing significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions’ and that ‘other actions in the food system, such as reducing food loss and waste, or shifting to more sustainable diets, are widely ignored’.

‍While many of us are aware of the impact of food miles and foodsrity, the UN believes policymakers need to address ‘food waste and a shift more plant-rich diets’.

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