Sustainable Agriculture and Technology (Agri-Tech)

Find out about our Sustainable Agriculture Conference 2022

By 2050, the global population is projected to rise to over 9 billion, with a radical increase in the number of people living in urban areas.  According to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), in order to feed this rapidly growing population, food production must increase by approximately 70 per cent.  Armed with statistics and projections such as these, it is fundamental for food and agricultural industries to sit up and take notice; and work intelligently to deliver sustainable and sufficient food sources to feed the world's growing population.

At Michelmores, we consider this to be one of the most interesting and challenging industries and we are passionate about working with businesses developing and implementing innovative solutions.  Building on the firm's position as a leading agricultural law firm in the country, we have a cross-sector team of highly regarded, passionate lawyers; dedicated to advising clients in relation to a comprehensive variety of contentious and non-contentious agricultural and agri-tech matters.

These include:

  • food production and distribution
  • animal feed (including insect and alternative protein sources - please see our video below for further information)
  • farming equipment technology
  • agrochemicals
  • renewable energy (including anaerobic digestion, wind and solar power)

Our specialist Agricultural team is supported by dedicated Commercial, Corporate, Technology and Innovation, Intellectual Property, Food and Drink and Energy teams.

As the graphic below shows, together, we are able to provide practical, commercial and technical advice to established agribusinesses, start-ups and inventors with an agri-tech innovation, investors, landed estates, landowners, farmers and food producers. We can draw on our extensive agricultural, regulatory and commercial expertise to help clients to add-value to their business and realise their commercial objectives.

Insect protein business lifecycle