CHAP is open to all

We have 10 Founder Partners which include organisations from both industry and the science base.

The Board is chaired by John Chinn who is a farmer and businessman.  CHAP has a small Executive Team based in NAFIC, Sand Hutton near York, who work closely with, and are supported by, all the Founder Partners.

Our aim is to engage with anyone involved in the food industry including farmers, growers, agronomists, food processors, food retailers and seed companies.

We want to find out what their top priorities are, such as improving crop yields & quality, agricultural productivity and sustainability so that we can invite our scientists to find solutions.

We also want to make maximum use of our state-of-the art capabilities which include:

If you are interested in any of these facilities, they are available for you to use.  Please contact us on