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The Centres for Agricultural Innovation are a new collaborative model between the agri-tech sector and government. The centres will help the UK:
- turn agricultural innovation into commercial opportunities for UK businesses
- encourage inward investment
- improve farming practice
The centres will:
- improve the economic performance of UK farming through the development and uptake of technologies, knowledge, and practices
- recreate UK leadership in this area by joining-up existing excellence
- resolve challenges that no one part of the sector can address alone
- open up opportunities for transformational change in the sector not possible in current structures
Agrimetrics, the first of the centres, opened in October 2015. It is focused on agricultural informatics and metrics of sustainability.
Agrimetrics uses data science and modelling to build a more productive, sustainable and efficient food system. It underpins growth in UK businesses who offer modern agri-focused products and services in both the UK and global markets.
If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring potential projects, visit the Agrimetrics website.
Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)
CHAP will revolutionise how farmers manage crop threats including pests and disease, both in the UK and overseas.
If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring potential projects, see the CHAP website.
Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL)
CIEL will create new livestock technology and products to boost the profitability and productivity of livestock farming.
If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring potential projects, see the CIEL website.
Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI)
Agri-EPI operates in the new, fast-moving market of precision agriculture to help the UK’s agri-food sector develop advanced technologies that will increase productivity and sustainability in UK agriculture.
If you would like further information, or are interested in exploring potential projects, please see the Agri-EPI website.