Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a levy board funded by UK and farmers and others in the supply chain with an annual R&D budget of £54m. Their activities include increasing the uptake of technology innovation on-farm, growing exports and upskilling producers

Bayer Cropscience (Bayer) has a global turnover of £9.5bn and last year invested £1bn in R&D targeted at realizing a paradigm change in agriculture and safeguarding global food security whilst reducing the environmental footprint.

CABI is an international governmental not-for-profit organisation operating in 70 countries with the aim of improving people¹s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in the world and the environment.

Cranfield University (Cranfield) is recognized worldwide by industry government and academia for its research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air. It believes that environmental problems can be alleviated through technological innovation and risk management.

Farmcare Trading Limited (Farmcare) is a leading UK farming business managing 45,000 acres spread from Kent to Aberdeenshire. Farmcare¹s on-farm expertise includes arable, vegetables, top fruit, potatoes and grassland management.

Fera Science Limited (Fera) is a Joint Venture between Defra and Capita plc with an annual turnover of £40m. Fera employs 370 science specialists, more than half work in crop health protection and creates science-based evidence and solutions for governments and industry.

Frontier Agriculture (Frontier) is the UK¹s largest crop in-puts and grain marketing business, servicing 23% of the grain market and 25% of the seed market with an annual turnover of £1.6bn.

Newcastle University (Newcastle) attracts 20,000 students per annum and has one of the UK¹s top four schools for agriculture. The Centre for Rural Economy is one of the largest groups of social researchers in Europe.

Rothamsted Research LTD (Rothamsted) is a world-class agricultural research institute with a mission to increase crop productivity by developing environmentally sustainable solutions. Rothamsted has many strategic partners globally such as Embrapa in Brazil and CAAS in China.

Stockbridge Technology Centre (STC) was launched in April 2001 as an applied research, technology transfer and demonstration facility for farmers & growers and the wider industry to ensure continued innovation in the agri-food sector. This grower-led initiative has created an independent centre of excellence supported by both the production and supply sectors of the industry. As a working 200acre farm STC is well-placed to help showcase innovation arising from CHAP.

Tesco is a global retailer operating in countries across Europe and Asia and is a market leader in the UK with 30% share. Tesco has an extensive supply chain network sourcing agricultural produce from farmers and suppliers in over 70 countries around the world.