For 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academe for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air.

Our strengths range from environmental governance and risk, to food security. We work with global and domestic agriculture and food companies, environmental agencies, and governments to ensure that our research benefits all in society.

We believe that environmental problems can be alleviated through technological innovation and risk management. Cranfield experts are using our unique soil datasets and sensor-based diagnostics to provide new solutions for improving precision agriculture and soil health. We are investigating atmospheric emissions to understand their impact on the environment. We create innovative plant breeding and food storage solutions to better utilise resources and reduce waste. We lead strategic thinking to help identify risks and opportunities in our environment and across food supply chains.

Our postgraduate Environment and Agrifood programmes, including national doctoral programmes and specialist masters courses, give the leaders of the future the skills and vocational experience with industry they need to make a difference.

Our near-industrial scale research facilities are unparalleled. These are combined with continual and substantive investment in our students, staff and infrastructure.

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Date approved
Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 16:00