Targeting R&D investment to transform farming on the ground
Farming needs to change fast to meet the challenges of our time, including tackling climate change (UK farming aiming for net zero by 2040), loss of biodiversity and food-related illness, the need to reduce some inputs, and ensuring resilient and secure food supply chains.
Accelerating and better targeting innovation is an urgent priority.
Five of England's top agricultural universities have come together to create a virtual centre of expertise supported by the Elizabeth Creak Charitable Trust.
The CEIA works to ensure agricultural and horticultural research supports practical innovation that is relevant to the future challenges faced in farming, ensuring impact at the scale and pace those challenges demand.
What We Do
Provide support to funders, policymakers, researchers and industry on impactful R&D project and programme development.
Community of Interest
Build a network of funders and researchers who are passionate about the impact and uptake of innovation.
Collate evidence on effective R&D models, and evaluate the success of farm innovation driven by public and private investment.
Identifying best practice in R&D and demonstrating academic leadership in innovation impact through research collaborations.