Agrifood capabilities

Agrifood capabilities

Global food shortages are one of the most pressing issues facing the planet’s population now – and in the future.

Innovation is the key to resolving the global food crisis. If you’re developing new products, processes and services, we can help give you the competitive edge.


We use our pioneering approach and multidisciplinary collaboration to find sustainable solutions to global food challenges. On a scientific, geographical and political level, we’re ideally placed to undertake high-calibre research, from seed to digestion. 

Our key research capabilities

Together with our campuses in China and Malaysia, we offer one of the largest groups of plant, crop, nutrition, animal, consumer and food science experts in the UK.

Here are just some of the services we provide to our corporate partners:

  • Primary production
  • Post-harvest
  • New ingredients and development
  • Food engineering and processing
  • Behaviour, consumer health and clinical applications.

Download our agrifood capabilities brochure (PDF)

Major projects and investments

Gain access to unparalleled scientific expertise and equipment. Over the last decade, we've invested over £90m in many key strategic projects and facilities.

Agrifood key contacts

Dr Mita Lad 
Corporate Partnerships Senior Executive

Richard Worrall 
Enabling Innovation Lead

Simon Ridgway 
Future Food Beacon

Stephen Parry
Food and Drink Industrial Advisor

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