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We help farmers improve their soil health by enabling them to benchmark their existing soil data.

Nitrogen Efficient Plants for Climate Smart Arable Cropping Systems (NCS) is a four-year £5.9M ambitious research programme involving 200 UK farms and 18 partners. The project is funded by the Defra Farming Innovation Programme, delivered by Innovate UK. The consortium of UK companies, research institutes and farmer networks, led by PGRO, aims to bring about a reduction of 1.5Mt CO₂e per annum or 54% of the maximum potential for UK Agriculture. This will be achieved by increasing pulse and legume cropping in arable rotations to 20% across the UK (currently 5%). In addition, 50% of imported soya meal used in livestock rations will be replaced with home-grown feeds.  Both of these ambitious aims will be steered by science and proven by real farm enterprises, with significant benefits for both crop and livestock productivity, including cost savings of over £1bn/yr.

The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs.

The Farming Innovation Programme is part of Defra’s investment in innovation, research and development. Defra is partnering with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on the programme. 

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The initial Farm-PEP project funded under the Innovate UK competition 'UKRI Ideas to address Covid-19'.  ADAS led consortium to assess the impact of Covid-19 on knowledge exchange in agriculture, and to develop the Farm-PEP web solution at www.farmpep.net. The initial Farm-PEP project began in January 2021 and ran to February 2022.

DEFRA funding in partnership with Innovate UK, which is looking to support farmers, growers, and foresters who have a bold, ambitious idea. 

Farmers taking part in and getting paid for on-farm trials as part of the NCS Project.

Funding available for research and knowledge exchange in the UK comes from a mix of public, industry and charitable sources

The ideas behind Farm-PEP came together in ~2018, drawing from the developments of Agronomics, the YENs, AHDB's Monitor Farm programme and the idea of a 'What Works' Centre for Agriculture. 

Our Vision: A sustainable and resilient agrifood sector, powered by data Our Mission: To transform the agrifood sector through a thriving Data Marketplace, where data can be easily shared, monetised, and accessed

We create diverse connections to drive positive change.

A transdisciplinary hub looking to provide to bridge the gap between science and policy to achieve Net Zero

Projects funded in the first rounds of the Defra Farming Innovation Pathway have been announced b

George Eustice has announced that there willl be £12.5M made available for research and developme

A roadmap for the future of the alternative protein sector in the UK.  

Pioneering innovation, technology and precision engineering for UK farming. 

Join renowned UK farmers, tech developers, and agri-tech sector representatives for a day of on-farm discussions, networking, and demonstrations at the innovative Shimpling Park Farm in Suffolk for Agri-EPI's Annual Conference 2022 on 27th October.

Innovate UK and BBSRC announce new £16 million competition to drive forward novel, resource efficient, low-emission food production systems.

Farmers, growers, innovators and stakeholders coming together to maximise the potential of Agri-tech.  In person event at NIAB, Histon, Cambridge on 1 December

Agri-tech businesses, farmers, growers and researchers can now apply for a share of £12.5m for developing cutting-edge innovation in automation and robotics.

For a chance to win a free ticket to Groundswell 2023, please fill out the full survey here: 

Innovation in agriculture refers to the development and implementation of new ideas, technologies, and practices in the agricultural sector.

In 2023, more than £168m of funding will be available through a variety of grants. This page links to a roundup of all the grants on offer in 2023.

An innovative mixed farm in Oxfordshire is working with applied researchers at NIAB and ADAS to explore whether precision planting of wheat can increase yield, compared to conventional seed drilling in rows. The project is supported by Defra through the Farming Innovation Programme, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK.

The Oat Growth Guide outlines growth and development benchmarks for spring and winter oats crops.

Our food system accounts for 1/3 of all global emissions - so why has it hardly been talked about at previous COPs? Will this ever change?

The CropTec Show has been delivering and showcasing technical knowledge, products, services and practical advice to some of the UK's leading progressive growers and agronomists for the last 10 years. 

Though peas and beans have long been a trusted part of cropping rotations, it is perhaps only recently that the scope and value of their potential is being realised.

This September 26-27, 900 international agri-food professionals are heading to London for two days of panel discussions and networking to accelerate the transition to sustainable and resilient agri-food systems.

‘Business-as-usual’ is dead. So what could the UK agri-food system look like in 2050, and what would this mean for research now & net zero?

Farmers working with scientists to achieve the best from pulse crops and reduce their carbon emissions.

This paper describes four scenarios for how the world might be in 2050 and what sort of agri-food systems may exist within them.

Join us for an insightful day at the Oxford FAI Farm where we will be showcasing the groundbreaking progress of 'bigger steps for smaller footprints towards climate-positive beef', funded by the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs’ Farming Innovation Programme Feasibility Round 1 Competition.