NIAB is an internationally recognised leader in applied crop research and innovation, providing an integrated research and knowledge transfer hub addressing the global challenges of food production, climate change and environmental protection.

NIAB is a not-for-profit organisation with independent charitable status. We receive no core funding from government. We re-invest any profits into future research. The ambition is to provide world-class research, information and advice to support crop production through innovation in crop genetics, precision agronomy and knowledge-based decision support tools across the arable, forage and horticulture sectors. We are unique in being an independent science-based research organisation with a very large farmer and industry-based membership who help to ensure that research outcomes are transferred into practice.

We offer exceptional research and service provision, with strong research links with farmers and growers, industry, government and academia and look to attract co-investment from commercial partners to accelerate the creation of new technologies, products, IP and start-up companies.

Our target is to facilitate a step-change in translational research on food security, climate change mitigation and crop science, working alongside the Crop Science Centre, in which NIAB is a partner with the University of Cambridge.

  • Headquarters in Cambridge
  • Over 400 staff across a range of specialities
  • Specialist research centres at East Malling in Kent and the Eastern AgriGate Research Hub in Cambridgeshire
  • 12 regional field trials centres – Cambridge, East Malling (Kent), Morley (Norfolk), Sutton Scotney (Hampshire), Cirencester (Gloucestershire), Benniworth (Lincolnshire), Headley Hall (Yorkshire), Kirton (Lincolnshire), Wimborne (Dorset), Hereford (Herefordshire), Newton Abbot (Devon) and Telford (Shropshire)
  • 100+ field trials sites across England and Wales, 140,000+ plots

Chief Executive: Professor Mario Caccamo
Turnover 2019/20: £25 million
Number of staff: 400


93 Lawrence Weaver Road

Tel: 01223 342 200