Who's involved

Innovative Farmers is made up of people like you. A growing group of progressive farmers, land managers and advisors; working together to tackle the stark challenges which farming faces.

The network brings together farming organisations from across the industry, and is backed by businesses and researchers who see the vital importance of innovation by farmers.

Innovative Farmers is part of the Duchy Future Farming Programme, funded by the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation through the sales of Waitrose Duchy Organic products. The network is backed by a team from LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming), Innovation for Agriculture, the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association.

Partners

         

Sponsors

     
 

Steering Group

The programme is advised by a steering group of independent scientists and representatives from agricultural organisations. Its members also help review applications to our research fund.

Our Steering Group:

  • Prof. Tim Benton (Chair) - University of Leeds, former Global Food Security Champion
  • Dr Belinda Clarke - Agri-Tech East
  • Dr Andy Cureton - BBSRC
  • Sam Durham - NFU
  • Dr Vicky Foster - AHDB
  • Prof. Angela Karp - Rothamsted Research
  • Prof. Nigel Scollen - Queen's University, Belfast

Research Partners

Many of the UK's top agri-research organisations have been involved in field labs, or have registered their interest in collaborating with groups.

Supporting Organisations

     

Former contributors to the Steering Group

  • Minette Batters - NFU
  • Stephen and Lynn Briggs - Abacus Organic Associates
  • Adrian Dolby - Barrington Park Estate
  • Prof. Ioan Fazey - University of Dundee
  • Prof. Maggie Gill - University of Aberdeen
  • Prof. Sir Charles Godfray (Chair 2012 to 2017) - Oxford University
  • Prof Nic Lampkin - Organic Research Centre

 

  • Prof. Erik Millstone - University of Sussex
  • Prof. Michel Pimbert - Coventry University
  • Dr Duncan Pullar - DairyCo
  • Adam Quinney - NFU
  • Iain Tolhurst - Tolhurst Organic
  • Prof. Sir Robert Watson - University of East Anglia

 

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