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Science Solutions for a Changing World


We live in a changing world, one that faces global challenges such as climate change, increasing globalisation and population growth. In turn, these all affect our food security. Our food supply chains are also impacted by further drivers, which influence the ways we produce, manufacture, sell and consume food. Issues such as loss of pesticides (due to resistance and withdrawal), water security, health & nutrition, food fraud, invasive species and environmental sustainability have all become major challenges. The impact of these and others will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.

As a science-based organisation that works across the agri-food supply chain, Fera is ideally placed to address these challenges, providing effective solutions that solve real-world problems.

Our Mission

Translating research into real-world solutions across the agri-food supply chain

Setting the direction

Our underpinning science approach

  • Focus on translational science, creating an effective innovation pipeline channelling R&D into science solutions
  • Be more entrepreneurial, with a greater focus on IP generation & commercialisation
  • Develop a stronger international outlook; building partnerships overseas
  • Greater integration of our science capabilities into cross-cutting, interdisciplinary programmes
  • Provide freedom to invest in the development of breakthrough technologies in new, prioritised areas
  • Work with our academic partnerships to share our skills & knowledge bases
  • Optimise our horizon scanning & intelligence gathering to better focus our science on the needs of our customers & partners

Click below to discover our key facts and figures