DIRECTORS FOREWORD

Working from gene to field is what Rothamsted Research is all about.

Working from gene to field is what Rothamsted Research is all about. And we've been at it for more than 170 years, much longer than any other agricultural research institute in the world. Our founders were the pioneers of modern agriculture, and we are known for our imaginative science and collaborative influence on fresh thinking and farming practices

Our vision is to build on these positive developments to deliver research and innovation that address strategic priorities, nationally and internationally. Rothamsted plays a leading role in meeting the opportunities and challenges facing agriculture around the world, and towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

In developing our strategy, we aimed to capture the trends and diverse views on the future; to identify big challenges; to understand the immediate and future needs of our key clients and beneficiaries; to assess our strengths and impact; and to review our own science and culture.

The result is a strategic framework for delivering, with our partners in the public and private sectors, economically and environmentally resilient farming solutions for the sustainable intensification of arable and grassland systems.

At its heart, our long-term strategy recognises the need to bring together global science and lasting innovation to benefit farmers and communities worldwide, to secure food production and to protect the environment.

We look forward to being your partner in this exciting adventure.

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