Who we are

To be international leaders in science on land, crops, natural resources and the wider natural environment, working with communities to provide transformative solutions to global challenges in a way that supports the wellbeing of future generations.

To conduct excellent science and engage in new ways of working across disciplines, with business, policy and society, that guide contemporary thought and challenge conventional wisdom, ensure trust and deliver the best outcomes for all.

To deliver greater food and environmental security through science connecting land and people.

We strive for excellence and want to make a difference whilst respecting others by working in partnership, seeking and valuing the opinions of all of our stakeholders, customers and the public and taking responsibility for the public understanding of our science.

  • We respect and value our people and the people we engage with.
  • We want to make a difference.
  • We strive to be excellent in everything we do.
  • We lead by example.
  • We foster creativity and innovation.

These values guide us as we focus on our three science challenges.

Delivering food and plant products, ensuring economic prosperity and wellbeing while safeguarding the environment.
Increasing the resilience of ecosystems for multiple benefits.
Supporting sustainable and resilient communities through social, economic and technical innovations.