11 February 2021
Farming Innovation Pathways
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have announced their R&D collaboration for a new funding opportunity, Farming Innovation Pathways.
Delivered through UKRI’s ISCF Transforming Food Production challenge fund, it is aimed at developing new and existing farm-focused innovations to benefit farmers and support their productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions targets.
Victoria Prentis, Defra Minister for Farming, Fisheries and Food, said: “We want to see farmers manage their businesses in a way that delivers profitable food production and the recovery of nature, using the best modern technology available today. Promising innovations such as robotics and automation, and novel food production systems have the potential to transform business performance for our farmers and help them address some of the industry’s greatest challenges."
Further information is available on the Uk government website here.