Thorvald in broccoli field

Research at the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

With a clear focus on improving productivity, efficiency and sustainability through innovation, LIAT’s researchers are engaged in impactful research designed to make a difference across the food chain.

Its scientists are integrating cutting-edge 3D imaging and automation into harvesting and weeding technologies, while colleagues are investigating the genetic code of foodborne pathogens.

Lincoln’s research in agriculture, veterinary and food science is internationally acclaimed: rated among the best in the UK for quality of outputs in the latest national assessment of university research standards (REF 2014). LIAT has secured millions of pounds of grant funding, including major awards from the UK Government’s Agri-tech Catalyst to devise technological solutions with industry partners.

Its research has generated national and international media interest, including coverage in The TimesThe Daily Mail, BBC CountryfileThe Grocer, Farmers Guardian and Farmers Weekly.

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