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The development of Farm-PEP Performance Enhancement Partnerships to support on-farm knowledge generation through shared ideas, data and experimentation.

Funded as part of Farming Innovation Pathways programme from Defra and Innovate UK Transforming Food Production.

Farm-PEP (Performance Enhancement Partnerships) develops the platform, tools and partnerships that will enable farmers, advisors, industry and scientists to identify, test and share crop production practices that work on-farm. Farm-PEP will achieve this by:  1. Providing farmers and the farming industry with the platform and digital connections that enable them to access and develop knowledge and share and develop ideas for improving farm performance; 2. Enabling the collection, integration and visualisation of relevant data to allow benchmarking for any metric, so that farmers can explore how they compare to other farms, and the creation of a community dataset that can be used to identify what drives variation in crop performance; 3. Developing innovative digital tools that enable farmers and advisors to design and analyse field-scale experiments, massively scaling out the ability for ideas to be tested on-farm, and for meta-analyses across farms to reach robust conclusions on whether a practice ‘works’ on-farm. Together, these three components provide a new and innovative framework for ‘what works’ on farm to be rapidly tested and shared, by farmers at a scale that can transform the industry. ADAS & partners will create business models to sustain Farm-PEP into the long term.

 

 

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