Crop breeding is a key capability across NIAB. At our Cambridge site we focus on developing material in the following areas:
- ‘Orphan’ crops – these often offer great potential, with slow varietal improvement and uptake to date due to a lack of previous investment in research and development
- Novel crops – combining genetics and agronomy to rapidly improve those untapped plant species with the most potential for sustainable productivity
- Niche varieties – high-value specialist markets within otherwise commodity crops
We are keen to work with academic and commercial partners across the food/nutrition, beverage, feed, fibre, biofuel and pharmaceutical sectors.