Yearly Archives: 2013

VIDEO: Social media for rural businesses

Here is AgriChatUK’s Simon Haley talking about social media for rural businesses at the Farm Innovation show

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True cost accounting in food and farming

Guest post by Ellie Dowding of Sustainable Food Trust There is a new concept gaining momentum in sustainable food circles – ‘True Cost Accounting’. Our current industrial food system is not accounting for the ‘natural capital’ that our food system

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Water use on farm – abstraction reform

08.11.13 – Water use on farm – abstraction reform Defra and the Environment Agency joined us for this chat on abstraction reform and water use on farm. The key objectives stated for the reform centred on promoting efficiency, increasing long-term

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On-demand food and drink

31.10.13 – On-demand food and drink What is “on-demand food and drink?” Definitions included that it is making sure people have what they want, when they want and how they want; that it is the right product, place, price and

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Giving your food and farming career a lift

24.10.13 Giving your food & farming career a lift A fantastic level of participation for this discussion which ought to update on the opportunities for youngsters and new entrants looking to enter into the food and farming industries. Alongside NFYFC,

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#Agrichatworld – summary of discussion 16.10.2013

632 contributors, 3,664 Tweets, 890,282 reach and 8.44 million timeline deliveries Participation from UK, USA, NZ, Australia, Canada, Kenya, Holland, EU The next five years will see big changes in our food systems. One of the biggest challenges will be

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Overcoming the big arable challenges

17.10.13 Overcoming the big arable challenges discussion archive This discussion raised awareness of the new Crop Tech show on 30-31st October. Issues pertinent to the show, and in the wider arable sectors, that were discussed included blackgrass, CAP reform, weed

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The #AgrichatWorld Guide

What is #AgrichatWorld? A global farming discussion held on Twitter to mark World Food Day 2013 through a collaboration of the world’s Twitter farming groups. Farmers, food producers and anyone else interested, will come together at the same moment across

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Farmers collaborate for first world twitter chat

Farmers around the world are attempting a global first, with a live, world-wide Twitter discussion on the issues and experiences facing them in producing the planet’s food. The chat will mark World Food Day on Wednesday 16 October, and will

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Let’s chat topical

10.10.13 Let’s chat topical discussion archive A slightly different discussion this week – the biggest topics of the week were put out to the community and the most topical ones debated! The stopping of production of the Land Rover, and

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