Two new national centres for agricultural innovation, led from Yorkshire
The Government is investing over £50 million in two new centres for agricultural innovation, which are headquartered in York at the National Agri-food Innovation Campus in Sand Hutton.
As well as creating capacity in the UK to translate agricultural innovation into commercial opportunities for UK businesses, the new centres will stimulate inward investment and help to revolutionise farming practices in the future. The Government’s investment will finance world-class laboratory equipment, IT hardware and software, and facilities to test and develop new agricultural technology and products.
- Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) – £21.3 million government investment to revolutionise how farmers manage crop threats including pests and disease, both in the UK and overseas.
- Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) – £29.1 million government investment to create new livestock technology and products to boost the profitability and productivity of livestock farming.