Case Studies & Impacts (BRiC)

We directly address one of the great societal and economic challenges of our time: securing future food supplies using environmentally sustainable crop production

We undertake strategic research, crop plants including oilseed rape, pea and wheat, alongside the model species Arabidopsis thaliana.  We plan and deliver this research with our industry collaborators to enable the development of the next generation of environmentally resilient high yielding crop varieties.

Our anticipated long term impacts are,

  • Crop improvement for reliable performance in challenging and variable environments
  • New tools to enhance the delivery of improved crops
  • Policy development to enable the delivery of effective crop production systems
  • Training world-leading highly skilled research scientists, capable improving and delivering UK and international crop science

Examples of both planned research projects and our impacts can be found below.