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.
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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.
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.
We help farmers improve their soil health by enabling them to benchmark their existing soil data.
DEFRA funding in partnership with Innovate UK, which is looking to support farmers, growers, and foresters who have a bold, ambitious idea.
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs.
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
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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.
Farmers, growers, innovators and stakeholders coming together to maximise the potential of Agri-tech. In person event at NIAB, Histon, Cambridge on 1 December
Innovate UK and BBSRC announce new £16 million competition to drive forward novel, resource efficient, low-emission food production systems.
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.
The Oat Growth Guide outlines growth and development benchmarks for spring and winter oats crops.
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, working in partnership with Innovate UK.
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.
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.