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  1. 1. Biodiversity and Food Production: The future of the British Landscape 1st December 2021, 13:00 – 16:00 GMT Kaeli Johnson - Pedro Carvalho – Caroline Griffin – Megan Lewis -
  2. 2. Participants will be muted on arrival If you have any technical problems, please use the Chat to seek advice Please submit any questions for our speakers via the Q&A box THE WEBINAR IS BEING RECORDED The recording and slides of presentations will be made available after the event. Protocol for today’s event
  3. 3. 13:00 – 13:10 Welcome & Introduction 13:10 – 13:30 Scene-Setting Bhavani Shankar, University of Sheffield Catherine Boyd, Defra 13:30 – 13:40 Q&A 13:40 – 14:10 Challenges Faced by the Farming and Growing Communities Panel Session chaired by Ruth Bastow, CHAP 14:10 – 14:20 Interactive Discussion via Mentimeter 14:20 – 14:30 Break 14:30 – 15:00 International Perspectives & Supply Chain Innovations Frédéric Baudron, CIMMYT Sarah Blanford & Celia Cole, Sainsbury’s 15:00 – 15:10 Q&A 15:10 – 15:20 Funding Opportunities - Chris Danks, Innovate UK - UKRI 15:20 – 15:30 Q&A 15:30 – 15:55 New Innovations – Presentations from 6 SMEs 15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks Agenda
  4. 4. Aims of today’s event • Discuss challenges around balancing food production and biodiversity • Hear from organisations who offer innovative solutions to address some of these challenges • Discover new innovation opportunities • Share your insights • Learn about potential future funding • Networking
  5. 5. • • Networking through online messaging and/or 1:1 virtual meetings • Upload profile, search profiles and book video chat meetings • Meeting slots are available from: • 4pm – 5pm today (1st Dec) • 9am – 5pm tomorrow (2nd Dec) Meeting MoJo Register at the break – It may take a few minutes!
  6. 6. 6th Annual Joint Event between KTN and the Institute for Sustainable Food 2016 Innovation in soil-free growing 2017 Managing and improving soil health 2018 Driving engagement, innovation and impact in plant science 2019 Supporting early adoption of agri-tech innovation 2020 Integrated Pest Management and the future of farming
  7. 7. Biodiversity and Food Production is topical • Defra’s ‘Path to Sustainable Farming – Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 – 2024’ • National Food Strategy Part 2 • UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) • G7 2030 Nature Compact • IPCC 2021 Report • UN Sustainable Development Goals What does this mean for UK food production and land use? ØApprox. 70% of UK land is used for agriculture ØUK is in the bottom 10% globally for biodiversity (Biodiversity Intactness Index, NHM)
  8. 8. The Institute for Sustainable Food • 145 research groups working to address challenges to food security and sustainability • From plant genomics to soil science to land use policy to food consumption and beyond: our interdisciplinary approach addresses the entire food system. • £9m invested in research infrastructure since 2013 • We work with more than 100 different industry partners. • For more info: • • Meg Lewis
  9. 9. Innovate UK KTN exists to connect innovators with new partners and new opportunities beyond their existing thinking - accelerating ambitious ideas into real-world solutions. Innovate UK KTN is part of the Innovate UK Group – the UK’s innovation agency.
  10. 10. We have deep expertise in AgriFood Livestock and Aquaculture Plants and Crops Food
  11. 11. How we can help Make powerful connections Secure funding Get expert insight Keep up to date
  12. 12. ©KTN All rights reserved | Kaeli Johnson – Pedro Carvalho – Caroline Griffin –
  13. 13. Bhavani Shankar Department of Geography University of Sheffield
  14. 14. Catherine Boyd Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
  15. 15. Panel Session Ruth Bastow, CHAP – Chair Sophie Alexander, Hemsworth Farm Jerry Alford, Soil Association Harriet Henrick, NFU Ruth Little, University of Sheffield Bill Parker, AHDB
  16. 16. Interactive Discussion Code: 5865 2737
  17. 17. • • Networking through online messaging and/or 1:1 virtual meetings • Upload profile, search profiles and book video chat meetings • Meeting slots are available from: • 4pm – 5pm today (1st Dec) • 9am – 5pm tomorrow (2nd Dec) Meeting MoJo Register at the break – It may take a few minutes!
  18. 18. Break Please return at 14:30 GMT
  19. 19. Frédéric Baudron Systems Agronomist, CIMMYT
  20. 20. Sarah Blanford & Celia Cole Sainsbury’s
  21. 21. Chris Danks Transforming Food Production Innovation Lead Innovate UK - UKRI
  22. 22. New Innovations AgriSound Bio-F Bx Technologies Iceni Earth Nature Metrics Seawater Solutions
  23. 23. Closing Remarks
  24. 24. • • Networking through online messaging and/or 1:1 virtual meetings • Upload profile, search profiles and book video chat meetings • Meeting slots are available from: • 4pm – 5pm today (1st Dec) • 9am – 5pm tomorrow (2nd Dec) Meeting MoJo Register at the break – It may take a few minutes!
  25. 25. ©KTN All rights reserved | Kaeli Johnson – Pedro Carvalho – Caroline Griffin – Slides and a recording of the event will be shared shortly Please continue networking with Meeting MoJo
  26. 26. Biodiversity in the context of the global food system Bhavani Shankar The University of Sheffield
  27. 27. Trade-offs and compromises
  28. 28. Expectations and Constraints Food System Health Overnutrition Undernutrition Food safety Environment GHG Water Biodiversity Soils Economy Livelihoods Food Prices Tax revenues Climate Change Population growth Globalisation
  29. 29. Complexity and Interconnectedness • Food systems have become increasingly complex and global. • Feedback loops increase complexity and unpredictability. • Local solutions may simply shift and amplify costs globally, and vice versa.
  30. 30. Food Systems and Biodiversity Above generalities reflected in food-biodiversity connections: vAgricultural land use change is biggest threat to biodiversity. vClimate change is exacerbating the relationship. vPopulation growth and consumption patterns are long term negative drivers. vFeedback loops serve to amplify. vFood Trade solutions may simply outsource biodiversity loss to where it is more critical.
  31. 31. Lessons and conclusions • Seek co-benefits and win-wins • Diversity begets diversity • Think globally, act locally – planetary health. • Embrace complexity, systemic thinking.
  32. 32. Environmental Land Management
  33. 33. Farming is changing 2 We will make changes over a 7-year transition period, from 2021 to 2027: • Public money for public goods • Improved productivity • Increased animal health and welfare • Improved regulation and enforcement
  34. 34. Environmental land management We are introducing three schemes that will reward environmental benefits: • clean and plentiful water • clean air • protection from and mitigation of environmental hazards • mitigation of and adaption to climate change • thriving plants and wildlife • beauty, heritage and engagement • net zero ambitions 3
  35. 35. Three future schemes 4 Sustainable Farming Incentive Local Nature Recovery Landscape Recovery Simple actions that achieve environmental outcomes – a foundation Locally targeted environmental goals. Encourages collaboration Landscape and ecosystem recovery through long-term, land use change projects
  36. 36. The three environmental land management schemes 5 2021 2025-2028 2024 2023 2022 Tests and Trials Piloting Started 2018 Pilot applications open / piloting Early rollout of scheme Learning from rollout Sustainable Farming Incentive Local Nature Recovery Landscape Recovery Phased rollout Piloting Phased rollout Full schemes all live from 2024
  37. 37. Core elements of SFI available from 2022: • Arable and Horticultural Soils Standard (excluding peat soils) • Improved Grassland Soils Standard (excluding peat soils) • Moorland and Rough Grazing Standard • Animal Health and Welfare Review 6
  38. 38. Timing Final standards and payment rates: November 2021 Applications: spring 2022 First payments: before the end of 2022 We will continue to: • engage with farmers • research likely demand • independently verify payment rates 7
  39. 39. 8 Thank you! Any questions? Future Farming (
  40. 40. Sparing or sharing land? Views from agricultural scientists Frédéric Baudron, Systems Agronomist, CIMMYT Zimbabwe Biodiversity and food production: the future of the British landscape 1st December 2021
  41. 41. The range of most species is occupied by people (farmers) • Most ice-free land is occupied or used by humans (Ellis and Ramankutty, 2008) • PAs only cover 5.1% of all terrestrial land (Hoekstra et al., 2005). Numerous ‘gap species’. • Human population tends to be concentrated in areas rich in biodiversity • 80% of the land area that is of priority for the conservation of mammals is occupied by agriculture (Ceballos et al. 2005) (Ceballos et al. 2005) (Baldi et al. 2017)
  42. 42. (Maxwell et al. 2016) Change in agricultural practices is the 2nd biggest ‘killer’ for 62% of (nearly) threatened species
  43. 43. Both agricultural expansion & agricultural intensification are implicated Biotic additions Biotic removal Altered biogeochemical cycles Altered hydrological cycles Altered species habitats Increased use of pesticides
  44. 44. In response: land sparing vs land sharing • Land sparing (a.k.a. ‘Borlaug hypothesis’) (Green et al., 2005; Balmford et al., 2019; Borlaug, 2007; Phalan et al., 2011) – Concentrating production on areas as small as possible by maximizing yield – Segregation of production & conservation into distinct land units • Land sharing (a.k.a. ‘wildlife friendly farming’) (Green et al., 2005; Clough et al., 2011; Perfecto and Vandermeer, 2010; Wright et al., 2012) – Minimizing the use of external inputs & retaining patches of natural habitat within farmlands – Integration of production & conservation within the same land units Land sparing Land sharing
  45. 45. Sparing or sharing land? • Heated debate since the seminal paper of Green et al. (2005)… • … but largely confined to the circle of conservation ecologists • Views from agricultural scientists: – Reliance on yield-density relationships: not enough attention paid to synergies between agriculture and biodiversity – Too much emphasis on crop yield, neglecting other metrics of agricultural performance Yield-density relationships classically used by conservation ecologists
  46. 46. Beyond trade-offs: synergies between agriculture & biodiversity • Agriculture supporting biodiversity: – Several species are totally dependent on farmland – Many species find complementary resources in different land covers – Clear cases of coexistence: cacao & coffee, livestock coexisting with wildlife in savannas, biomass production systems, etc • Biodiversity supporting agriculture – Sparing: cutting agriculture from vital ecosystem services – Crucial importance of soil fertility maintenance, pollination, biocontrol, etc – Agroecology, ecological intensification, regenerative agriculture, nature-based solutions for agriculture, etc (Colding et al. 2007)
  47. 47. Beyond trade-offs: beyond simple relationships between inputs, yield and biodiversity • Simple direct & positive relationship often assumed: + inputs à + yield à - biodiversity • Reducing input further in many parts of the Global South would be a threat to agricultural production & the environment • Alternatives to increased input use (to achieve land sparing) & reduced input use (to achieve land sharing) – Increasing input use efficiency: precision ag, mechanization etc – Reducing spillover of inputs: conservation agriculture, agroforestry, etc
  48. 48. Beyond crop yield: Crop yield is a too narrow evaluation of ag performance • Systematic review in Scopus in November 2020 • Keywords ‘land sparing’ and ‘land sharing’ 74%
  49. 49. Beyond crop yield: high yields may not be the primary objective of farmers • Most farms are connected to markets to some degree (Frelat et al., 2016)… • …link between yield and profitability not direct (Baudron et al. 2019) • Labour productivity may be more important than land productivity (Baudron et al., 2012)… • …many technologies increasing yield also tend to increase labour input (Dahlin and Rusinamhodzi, 2019) • Extensification for land appropriation & speculation (Demont et al., 2007; Roebeling and Hendrix, 2010) • Farming style (Van der Ploeg, 1994; Leeuwis, 1993)
  50. 50. Beyond crop yield: looking beyond the plot • Landscape composition & configuration could be more important than farming intensity (Benton et al., 2003; Kleijn et al., 2004) • ‘Ecological land-use complementation’ (Colding, 2007) • Losses & wastes, the majority of which occurring on farm in low- income countries – Hermetic metal silos & bags – Mechanization: harvesting, shelling/threshing, transport (Baudron et al. 2021)
  51. 51. In short… • Increased agricultural production is a major cause of the current global biodiversity crisis – The majority of vertebrates are projected to lose habitat to agriculture by 2050 (Williams et al., 2021) – The Global Biodiversity Framework to be adopted by the CBD (vision 2050) ignores biodiversity outside of PAs! (Gassner et al., 2020) • The land sparing/sharing framework has brought considerable attention to the issue, but limited impact: – Focus on trade-offs (reliance on yield-density relationships) – Evaluation of agricultural performance through the narrow lens of crop yield only • Complexity of the interactions between agriculture & biodiversity – Call for further involvement of agricultural scientists in biodiversity conservation in ‘working landscapes’
  52. 52. Thank you for your interest! @FBaudron
  53. 53. Sainsbury’s Biodiversity net positive Celia Cole and Sarah Blanford
  54. 54. Social inequality The world faces complex and intertwined challenges. To solve any one challenge we need to address them all Urgent action need to keep global warming below 1.5°c The global food industry accounts for ¼ of the world’s emissions1 We need to equitably meet the food needs of a population which will reach 9.7bn4 Over 1 in 3 adults are overweight or obese, while 1 in 9 are malnourished2 1 million species face extinction within decades2 Ecosystems have declined in size by 47% compared to natural baselines3 Deforestation in the Amazon at the highest rates since 20082 Biodiversity loss Climate change 1 OurWorldInData, Poore,& Nemecek 2 WWF Triple Challenge 4 UN World Population Prospects 2019 3 IPBES report
  55. 55. $44tn of economic value generation moderately or highly dependent on nature World Economic Forum 2020
  56. 56. The Food System represents one of the biggest threats to our environment Land use Urgent action need to keep global warming below 1.5°c 30% of human-made greenhouse gas emissions are caused by food production Deforestation in the Amazon at its highest rates since 2008 Half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture Ecosystems have declined in size by 47% compared to natural baselines 60% of the global diversity loss is caused by the food system Forests & Ecosystems Climate change Water By 2030, global demand for fresh water will exceed supply by 40%. 70% of the planet’s accessible water is used in agriculture But the food system also sits at the heart of the opportunity to tackle the combined crises. The global food system is the primary driver of biodiversity loss and a significant driver of GHG emissions.
  57. 57. We are a UK retailer with a global footprint Supplier site concentration High Medium Low 75+ countries food 20+ countries GM As a business with global agricultural supply chains, Sainsbury's is completely dependent upon a healthy planet, which in turn depends on a functioning biosphere
  58. 58. Skills and opportunities for all Championing human rights Community & Partnerships An inclusive place to work and shop Reduce food waste Reduce carbon emissions Minimise use of water Increase recycling Healthy & sustainable diets Reduce use of plastic packaging Sustainable sourcing & biodiversity
  59. 59. We have made bold commitments to drive positive change Healthy & sustainable diets At least 83% healthy and better for you sales tonnage by 2025 Reduction in Carbon emissions Reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions to Net Zero by 2040 Reduce Scope 3 emissions by 30% by 2030 Championing human rights Committed to championing human rights An inclusive place to work and shop Committed to achieving our diverse leadership representation targets by 2024 Skills and opportunities for all Ahead of national rates, at least 75% of our colleagues on an apprenticeship will successfully complete their programme Community & Partnerships Leave a measurable positive impact on the communities we serve and source from Reduction in plastic packaging Reduce our use of plastic packaging by 50% by 2025 and increase recycling Reduction in Food waste Reduce food waste by 50% by 2030 Sustainable sourcing & biodiversity Sourcing with integrity and delivering a Net positive impact of operations on biodiversity
  60. 60. 8 Our progress on certification Target Results (20/21) Certifications 100% key materials sourced to an independent sustainability standard Timber 100% 65% (Group) 92% (Sainsbury's) Palm 100% 99% Soy 100% 42% Cotton 100% 89% Bananas 100% 100% Ground Coffee 100% 100% Tea 100% 100% 100% seafood sales independently certified as sustainable Wild Seafood 100% 76% Farmed Seafood 100% 100%
  61. 61. 9 Working beyond compliance We need to work towards suppliers who are deforestation-free across their entire business, not simply the volumes they provide us 2002 2005 2015 2020 Global primary forest loss Annual rate in million hectares Source: Global Forest Watch 7 6 4 3 2 1 0 5 2010
  62. 62. 10 Collective action to accelerate efforts to remove deforestation Clear and aligned asks to suppliers and traders One version of the truth Reporting and Transparency
  63. 63. 11 New technologies unlock an unprecedented level of visibility Satellite monitoring Pre-emptive risk Isotopic assessment at SKU Level Focus on specific commodities Centralised platform for reporting On Sea On Land Fishing vessel satellite tracking Fishing log books Fishing licences Marine protected areas Seasonal closures
  64. 64. 12 Biodiversity - our ‘Earth Engine’ Global biodiversity risk - Avocados Regional biodiversity risk - Avocados Global biodiversity risk by country Biodiversity risk by commodity Avocados
  65. 65. 13 Tackling risks and developing sustainable products fresh water usage Reducing biodiversity and animal wellbeing Improving
  66. 66. 14 Re-establishing native species in Peruvian farmland, with the help of The Royal Botanical Gardens Kew • A wide range of Sainsbury’s fruit and veg is grown on farms in the deserts of Peru, from peas and beans to grapes and asparagus. • In a project with Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, we’re helping research native plants and restore ecosystems – working alongside the large farms that supply our fruit and veg. • We are focussed on creating fertile soil. The idea is to introduce native species – such as deep-rooted huarango trees, which help soil stay fertile – for the benefit of Peruvian agriculture. And by working with schools and communities, we’re able to help conserve these trees. • The project has also trialled ‘corridors’ of biodiversity, similar to British hedgerows, at the borders of large farms. • And we’ve helped set up a research centre to develop and study rare native plants. This research means that species can be propagated at large scale. • It also delivers long lasting impact to the local community, upskilling them and providing an income and engaging children in nature and food production. • We delivered this project with the help of Barfoots, a key produce supplier
  67. 67. Funding opportunities Chris Danks Transforming Food Production – Innovation Lead
  68. 68. Agenda § Introduction to Transforming Food Production § TFP Impact § Defra: Farming Innovation Programme § Horizon Europe § Innovate UK Smart October § GBIP-Singapore
  69. 69. UK Research and Innovation We work with the government to invest over £7 billion a year in research and innovation by partnering with academia and industry to make the impossible, possible. Through the UK’s nine leading academic and industrial funding councils, we create knowledge with impact.
  70. 70. Transforming Food Production • Accelerating development and adoption of integrated precision approaches, to improve productivity in agricultural systems • Enabling food to be produced in more efficient, resilient and sustainable ways • Driving economic growth across the UK Towards net zero emissions productive food systems by 2040
  71. 71. Transforming Food Production Delivery Future Food Production Systems Creating disruptive solutions and high value production systems Science and Technology into Practice Strengthening connections between research and practice and enabling adoption and demonstration International Building opportunity in partnership and driving export growth Investor Partnership Building a vibrant investment ecosystem around the agri-tech sector in the UK £50m £25m £5m £10m
  72. 72. Farming Innovation Programme Industry-led R&D Partnership Fund Overview
  73. 73. • The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024, published on 30 November 2020 • An opportunity to shape English agricultural policy to suit our needs, with environmental sustainability at its core • Phasing out Direct Payments and re- investing into English farming and agriculture through our new schemes – Environmental Land Management, Improved Farm Prosperity, Animal Health and Welfare 12 Path to Sustainable Farming
  74. 74. Farming Innovation Programme Innovation is vital to helping farmers and growers to become more productive, environmentally sustainable and resilient. R&D Academia Ag Entrepreneurs Farmers, Growers and Foresters UKRI and Defra will deliver in partnership and building on the success of £90m Transforming Food Production challenge Expanding on the partnership for the Farming Innovation Pathways competition launched earlier this year.
  75. 75. Farming Innovation Programme – three funds INDUSTRY-LED R&D PARTNERSHIP FUND Connecting groups of farmers, growers, foresters and businesses with researchers for R&D that is responsive to immediate, practical industry needs FARMING FUTURES R&D FUND Driving more fundamental R&D into strategic and sector-wide challenges that will improve productivity and enhance environmental outcomes in the long term. ACCELERATING ADOPTION FUND Smaller-scale, agile projects to trial the on-farm viability of new technology ideas, processes and practices and boost their adoption by farmers and growers.
  76. 76. Farming Innovation Programme – current opportunity INDUSTRY-LED R&D PARTNERSHIP FUND Connecting groups of farmers, growers, foresters and businesses with researchers for R&D that is responsive to immediate, practical industry needs Fund aims: • Increasing productivity and environmental sustainability in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in England. • Collaboration between farmers, growers and foresters, and the innovation community for better R&D agricultural solutions to benefit the sector as a whole
  77. 77. Industry-led R&D Partnership – three competitions What youwant todo Take a look at Explore an idea that could benefit your farm and others Research Starter Check whether an idea works in practice Feasibility Develop a new farming product or service Small R&D Partnership
  78. 78. Explore an idea that could benefit your farm and others à Research Starter Summary Total budget £1 Million Total project costs £28-56 thousand Duration Up to 12 months Lead must be a farming, growing or forestry business of any size based in England Not have been awarded Innovate UK funding as a project lead within the last 5 years Stage 1 deadline 24th Nov 2021 11:00 am Projects to start by 1 Aug 2022
  79. 79. Check whether an idea works in practice à Feasibility Summary Total budget 5.5 Million Total project costs £200-500 thousand Duration Up to 24 months at least 50% of the farmers, growers or foresters involved, based in England Competition deadline 1st Dec 2021 11:00 am Projects to start by 1 May 2022 For UK registered businesses wishing to collaborate with other UK organisations
  80. 80. Develop a new farming product or service à Small R&D Partnership Summary Businesses within a supply chain, are encouraged to come together as a partnership to solve major challenges or opportunities Total budget 11 Million Total project costs £1-3 Million Duration Up to 36 months at least 50% of the farmers, growers or foresters involved, based in England For UK registered businesses wishing to collaborate with other UK organisations Competition deadline 1st Dec 2021 11:00 am Projects to start by 1 June 2022
  81. 81. Specific Themes Address a significant industry challenge or opportunity in at least one of the below: ü livestock ü plants ü novel food production systems ü bioeconomy and agroforestry
  82. 82. Scope In Scope Address major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities. Solutions must significantly improve: ü productivity ü sustainability and environmental impact ü progression towards net zero emissions ü resilience Out of Scope × equine-specific × wild caught fisheries × aquaculture, including algae and seaweed production × cellular or acellular production systems, fermentation systems for bacteria, yeast or fungi × projects that do not include or benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England
  83. 83. Farming Innovation Programme – 2022 Fund aims: • Helping industry engage with longer term challenges that no single actor can overcome alone – collaborative projects between industry, research community and farmers and growers. • Top down scope setting to encourage industry to focus and invest in longer term, strategic and sector- wide challenges. • Responding to strategic drivers such as Climate Emergency, National Food Strategy, 25 Year Environment Plan etc. • Projects with the potential to transform productivity, sustainability and resilience in the long term – generating strategic knowledge as well as contributing to commercially relevant solutions • Specific challenge-focussed collaborative R&D competitions • Scope and operation tailored to the challenge FARMING FUTURES R&D FUND Driving more fundamental R&D into strategic and sector-wide challenges that will improve productivity and enhance environmental outcomes in the long term.
  84. 84. Farming Futures R&D Fund – themes Data Science Agri-Engineering Biotechnology • Feedback from consultation with Defra’s Science Advisory Council was that whilst the 6 themes are comprehensive, it may need to be focused to ensure delivery is feasible. Technologies for Integrated Agri-Food Systems Driver: Health and Harmony Command Paper/Agriculture Bill & 25 Year Environment Plan Sustainable Protein and Healthy Nutrition Driver: Food strategy, Foresight Food and Farming Futures Report Adaptation and Clean Growth for Climate Smart Agriculture Driver: Climate Change Act, CCC Net Zero Report, Clean Growth Strategy, UK Climate Change Risk Assessment, Paris Agreement, UNFCCC, 25 YEP Renewable Materials for the Bioeconomy Driver: Bioeconomy Strategy, Evidencing the Bioeconomy Report, Waste Strategy (Circular Economy), CCC Net Zero Report, IPCC Land Use Report R1 R2
  85. 85. Work on longer term farming innovation projects à Farming Futures R&D Fund Summary Businesses across a supply chain, are encouraged to come together as a partnership to solve major challenges or opportunities Total budget 12.5 Million Total project costs £3-6 Million Duration Up to 48 months at least 50% of the farmers, growers or foresters involved, based in England For UK registered businesses wishing to collaborate with other UK organisations including up to 50% RTO Competition deadline TBC 2022 Projects to start by TBC 2022/23
  86. 86. Customer Support Services: 0300 321 4357 (Monday - Friday 9:00am - 11:30am & 2:00pm - 4:30pm) Farming Innovation: Website Spring 2022: Farming Futures R&D Fund Large R&D Partnerships Contact us
  87. 87. Horizon Europe: EU Framework Programme • R&I funding across all sectors grouped in to Clusters • Large scale € m funding for competitive and collaborative for solutions to Global Challenges. • UK and EC has agreed access as an Associated Countries and has equivalent participation rights to those of Member States • All types of legal entity are eligible to apply for funding within consortium • We can lead and influence key collaborative projects with at least 2 other partners • Horizon Europe has an agreed €95.5bn total budget for the period 2021-2027 with €8.95 bn for Cluster 6. Cluster 6 Work Programme gives all the details of the call topics, scope and expected impacts and outcomes. 2022 Calls open from 28th October 2021 - 15th February 2022 for submission of proposals from partnerships between business, academia, researchers, charities etc. The 2023-2024 Work Programmes will be released summer 2023. Destinations (Subject Areas) covered within the Cluster 6 1. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services 2. Fair healthy and environmentally friendly food systems from primary production to consumption 3. Circular Economy and the Bioeconomy 4. Clean environment and zero pollution 5. Land, oceans and water for climate action 6. Resilient inclusive and healthy and green rural, coastal and urban communities 7. Innovative governance environmental observations and digital solution in support of the Green Deal. General information on where to get help For further information contact the UK National Contact Point for any queries Horizon Europe Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Your Organisation Logo / Brand
  88. 88. • Opportunity to apply for a share of up to £25 million to deliver ambitious or disruptive R&D innovations with significant potential for impact on the UK economy. • Your application must include at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). • Projects can last between 6 and 36 months • Total project costs can range from £100k to £2million Opened: 7 October 2021 Closes: 5 January 2022 Innovate UK SMART grants
  89. 89. GBIP – Singapore link here
  90. 90. Thank you LinkedIn: UK Research and Innovation Twitter:@UKRI_News YouTube: UK Research and Innovation Chris Danks +44 (0)7583 022666 Transforming Food Production - Innovation Lead