The Farm Tech Challenge is to plan, deliver, evaluate and report on a project that uses digital technology to address one of the themes of The Good Growth Plan:
- Make crops more efficient: producing more food in a sustainable way.
- Rescue more farmland: protecting soil and reducing erosion.
- Help biodiversity flourish: looking after all wildlife in a farmed environment.
- Empower smallholders: finding solutions that work on a small scale in rural communities.
- Help people stay safe: improving the health and safety of all people on the farm.
Syngenta are partnering with IAgrE, IET, LEAF, FACE, Bright Crop, University of Manchester and Harper Adams University to not only increase the reach of the Farm Tech Challenge but also to ensure that students can have access to relevant information that will help them see the potential in further education and career options.
Who can take on The Farm Tech Challenge?
UK students between 11 and 19 years old have the opportunity to put thier science and computer skills to the test and come up with an invention using digital technology that could help farmers across the world produce more food while protecting the environment and ensuring the safety of people on the farm.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in creating real-life innovations, whilst learning the skills and knowledge that are relevant to a range of STEM-related careers.
A Farm Tech Experience: an opportunity for teams to present their project to science and technology experts and to see innovation in action.
Individual prizes for students in winning teams.
£500 for the winning school in each category
For more information visit: http://www.farmtechchallenge.co.uk/
The Challenge deadline is Wednesday 23rd March 2016