The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), are working with the Transforming Food Production programme, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to boost investment in the agricultural sector.

Webinar recording and slides are now available

Find the slides here.

To find out all you need to know about this new £12m funding competition for farm-focused innovations, including how to find partners to apply with, click here.

This competition is for collaborative feasibility studies and industrial research projects that focus on the development of innovative farm-focused technologies, systems or approaches to help improve food productivity, as well as increasing resilience and sustainability in line with net zero ambitions.

KTN are organising a briefing and consortia-building event on March 11th, which will include presentations from UKRI and Defra on the competition scope and eligibility criteria. There will also be an opportunity to identify potential collaboration partners and to put forward issues that farmers, growers and end-users may be facing across priority areas including:

  • livestock (beef, dairy, sheep, pigs, poultry)
  • plant (arable,horticulture, vegetable production)
  • novel food production systems
  • bioeconomy and agroforestry
  • integrated plant or livestock¬† systems