CHAP has an impressive and growing network of partners, including key businesses working across the agricultural, scientific research, retail and academic sectors. We work with partners to understand industry challenges, drive research and innovation and develop and trial solutions that can transform crop systems. The overall aim is to translate and promote these solutions for market adoption and improved crop productivity. Hover on the tiles below to find out more
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board is a levy board funded by UK and farmers and others in the supply chain with an annual R&D budget of £25m. Its activities include increasing the uptake of technology innovation on-farm, growing exports and upskilling producers.
ADAS is the UK’s largest independent agricultural and environmental consultancy and provider of rural development and policy advice.
Bayer Crop Science has a global turnover of £9.5bn and last year invested £1bn in R&D targeted at realising a paradigm change in agriculture and safeguarding global food security while reducing the environmental footprint.
CABI is an international governmental not-for-profit organisation operating in 70 countries with the aim of improving people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in the world and the environment.
Cranfield University 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.
Fera Science Limited 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 protection - and creates science-based evidence and solutions for governments and industry.
Frontier Agriculture is the UK’s largest crop inputs and grain marketing business, servicing 23% of the grain market and 25% of the seed market with an annual turnover of £1.6bn.
The James Hutton Institute combines strengths in crops, soils and land use and environmental research, and makes a major contribution to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security, and developing and promoting effective technological and management solutions to these. The Institute is an internationally networked organisation and operates from multiple sites, including two main ones in Scotland at Aberdeen and Dundee. It employs more than 500 scientists and support staff, making it one of the biggest research centres in the UK and the first of its type in Europe. The Institute is one of the Scottish Government’s main research providers in environmental, crop and food science and has a major role in the Scottish knowledge economy.
Liberty Produce is a farming and technology company, growing British produce year-round, using a fully-controlled, industry-leading, indoor vertical farming system. With expertise in lighting and nutrient delivery technology, Liberty develops and builds systems that reduce operational costs and improve yields of crops grown in controlled-environment farms.
Newcastle University attracts 20,000 students per annum and has one of the UK’s top four schools for agriculture. The Centre for Rural Economy is one of the largest groups of social researchers in Europe.
NIAB is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, with rapidly expanding research capabilities in plant genetics, agronomy, farming systems and data science, the largest national field trials capability, and strong research links with industry, Government and academia. With headquarters in Cambridge, and regional offices across the country, employing more than 400 people across the UK, NIAB provides scientific research, technical services and practical advice to improve the yield, efficiency and resilience of crop production across the arable, forage and horticulture sectors.
RIPE (Rapid Installation Process for ETFE) will provide builders with an effective method to handle and install ETFE film on greenhouse roofs at lower cost level than the traditional glass model. Ultimately, RIPE aims to promote the UK as a worldwide leader in horticultural technology and sustainability in agricultural productivity.
Rothamsted Research Ltd 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 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 200 acre 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 more than 70 countries around the world.
The University of Warwick is a public research university on the outskirts of Coventry between the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand higher education.
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