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Discover how the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development is collaborating with external organisations to bring about change through research.

EIT Food

EIT Food is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT).

EIT Food accelerates innovation to build a future-fit food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all. It also equips entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills to transform the food system and educate and inspire the next generation.

Working with colleagues in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, EIT Food supports and facilitates the identification, development and exploitation of multi-disciplinary opportunities to transform the food system.

The aim is to deliver research and action that bridges the gap between ideas and reality, bringing the present and future together to deliver positive change across the food system.

Learn more about EIT Food


International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

In partnership with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and the Smart Food initiative, we are working on a range of projects to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the drylands of Asia and Africa.

Read about our work with ICRISAT

Planetary Health Alliance

The University of Reading is a member of the Planetary Health Alliance (PHA), a group of organisations committed to advancing planetary health.

The University is a leading research and teaching institute for environmental science, including meteorology, agriculture and ecology. We are integrating these disciplines into our health and biomedical sciences research by supporting interdisciplinary funding proposals and developing extensive collaborations with partners worldwide.

Learn more about the Planetary Health Alliance

Rural Business Research

Rural Business Research (RBR) is a consortium of leading academic units delivering projects for government, including the annual Farm Business Survey.

The RBR unit at Reading has expertise in the economics of horticulture and poultry production, along with a breadth of expertise borne from researching the contrasting farming systems found throughout southern and central England.

Find out more about Rural Business Research

Ceres Agri-Tech Knowledge Exchange Partnership

Ceres is a collaborative agri-tech partnership between five leading UK universities and three renowned agricultural research institutes. Funded by Research England, it provides funding and expertise to drive agri-tech innovation and bring high quality research to market.

Discover more about Ceres