Agriculture and Horticulture Productivity Fund

Jan 4, 2023
Author: Dan Wood
Dan acts as a commercial partner for a wide range of clients. Dan specialises in advising businesses in the agriculture sector.
Agriculture and Horticulture productivity Fund

The department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has recently announced £12.5 million in grant funding to businesses in the agriculture and horticulture sectors to help improve automation and robotics to boost productivity.

Defra, in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, will award projects with match-funding of £500,000 to £1.5 million.


Who can apply for this funding?

This funding aims to bring together agri-food businesses and researchers to help address strategic challenges across the sector via developing transformative solutions.

Applications for this grant can be submitted from the 9th January 2023. The deadline for this application is the 15th March 2023.


How can I apply?

If you would like to apply please visit government website here for more information.

Hawsons agriculture partner, Dan Wood commented: With rising input costs, a key focus for the future is on increasing productivity. This fund has been established with the aim of developing automation and robotic technologies on farms. The fund is open to businesses of any size and farmers also have the option to participate as part of a wider consortium.

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