Food supply is one of the biggest issues of our time. With limited natural resources, growing populations and climate change pressing down, the problem of feeding ourselves is only getting bigger. AgriTech is the answer.
SmithsonHill seeks to develop a commercial space in Cambridge dedicated to advancing the AgriTech and associated science & technology sectors.
Through a unique combination of land, cutting edge farming, construction expertise and delivering community solutions, we aim to fulfil an important role in facilitating the future success of both business and local communities, as well as to help Cambridge retain its global economic position and contribute to the region’s future prosperity.
SmithsonHill, a joint venture between Russell Smith Farms and Hill Commercial Investments, seeks to develop a commercial space in Cambridge dedicated to advancing the AgriTech and associated science & technology sectors. AgriTech is a growing sector of vital importance to the global economy.
Population growth means that global food demand will increase by up to 100% before 2050 and global agriculture is responsible for 25% of global greenhouse gas emissions. We need to research, develop and commercialise new technologies to increase crop production and yield, minimise input and cost (both to the consumer and farmer) and reduce the carbon footprint of agriculture.
Multiple sectors (including non-agricultural) are in need of a collaborative environment to apply their expertise to AgriTech and work alongside experienced members of the industry. This is a global problem needing global solutions and we hope that our proposed site will play a part in securing future food sustainability.
Through a unique combination of land, cutting edge farming, construction expertise and delivering community solutions, the partnership aims to fulfil an important role in facilitating the future success of both business and local communities, as well as to help Cambridge retain its global economic position and contribute to the region’s future prosperity.
The proposed site will include the ability for crop and new technology trials. It will be set in a high quality parkland environment with tree lined avenues, footpaths, open spaces and informal recreation areas, providing a positive community-based space for employees, maintaining quality and balance of life. We believe our site will be the most important location for key companies and individuals involved in the future of global food and agricultural technology.
We welcome communications from those interested in our plans.
For further information please visit www.smithsonhill.co.uk or follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn as SmithsonHill.
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