At some point over the last few years, I’m sure that you have heard, read or even used terms like “agtech” or “agritech”. They’ve increasingly featured as part of conversations between farmers or those in the farming community for a number of years.

Although we can all identify with the broad sense of what they mean, trying to tie them down to an exact definition can be more of a challenge. For the purpose of simplicity, the terms are often interchangeable with agtech, the most commonly used in an Irish context. In its broadest sense, agtech is the use of technology to enhance any aspect along the agricultural journey, from farm to fork.