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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.
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
We have scientific heritage that stretches back over 100 years
We employ more than 350 scientists & technical specialists including around 70 with PhDs
We test and analyse over 90,000 samples per year
We have over 100 procedures accredited to ISO 17025
We are the National Reference Laboratory in 9 different areas
We have collaborated on 33 EU projects working with over 440 partners & co-ordinated 16 major projects in the last 5 years
We publish over 100 peer-reviewed papers per year.