Implementing Technology in Agriculture – Fish Farmer Magazine

The events we hear about every day in the news at the global level often reverberate at the local level, and changes and adaptations should be seen as ways to deal with the consequences. The pandemic, global warming and changes in business regulations are geopolitical events to be managed at the government level, but their impact has led to labor shortages, social distancing, interrupted supply chains and increases energy prices, to name but a few challenges. that were not part of a traditional work model that now has to be used in day-to-day activities.

When a change from traditional practices has taken place, it is often technology that has been injected into the process and creative methodologies have been applied to solve new problems that arise.

New solutions may involve automating processes that would normally have been done by hand, but the lack of resources has led to new ways of planting, picking, harvesting, sorting or packaging produce.

Or, where the land has been damaged or the annual cyclical routine interrupted by drought, floods, or a combination of the two, ingenuity has been applied to capture water by attenuation to drain, store, filter, and ultimately reuse to irrigation.

There are generally no out-of-the-box solutions for many of these issues, as there will be considerations unique to each location. This is where the time, effort and expense can often be applied to come up with a process, system or tooling that helps maximize the business to keep it at the level of throughput required to be sustainable as a business. .

These activities can be seen as overhead, going beyond normal work practices to find new effective and sustainable solutions. Where development has taken place, there is help in the UK through HMRC to cushion the blow of these expenses. Where development has been applied, there are mechanisms available through tax refunds to recover some of the expenditure.

Support for navigating this legislation and ensuring that any potential reimbursement reaches its maximum potential is available.

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Stephen McCallion
Founder & CEO,
ZLX Business Solutions