TAFE Inked A Pact With UK Based University
To develop advanced technological, agronomic and educational solutions for the delivery of sustainable food production around the world, Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has inked a pact with the U.K.based Harper Adams University .
The Harper Adams University (HAU) is established in 1901 in the U.K. The Agriculture Engineering Precision and Innovation (Agri-EPI) Centre of HAU is one of the four national centres for agricultural innovation created as part of the £17.7million U.K. government investment from UK’s Strategy for Agricultural Technologies to help provide engineering and precision agriculture solutions for the agri-food industry.
The collaboration with Agri-EPI Centre will include joint research projects and programmes, joint publications and staff exchanges. The areas of research will focus on agriculture, engineering and technology development programmes on autonomous farming and energy-efficient implements, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems and sensor technologies, and the hands-free hectare project to be implemented at J Farm India – TAFE’s adaptive agriculture research centre.
In a release, president and COO of TAFE, T.R. Kesavan said, “TAFE’s collaboration with Agri-EPI Centre is a reaffirmation of its commitment to its vision of cultivating the world as it aims to combine integrated farming techniques with precision agriculture and engineering to develop sustainable farming models that work for both marginal and large farms. This collaboration will provide opportunities for developing a range of advanced training skills, learning and the promotion of international technology transfer and exchange.”