NIAB is an independent science-based organisation with strong links to primary agriculture and horticulture through its sector-specific in-house, and partner, membership programmes - including NIAB TAG Membership (arable and forage) and the Controlled Traffic Farming Network, and our links through NIAB CUF with the Cambridge University Potato Growers Research Association (CUPGRA).

Our members are important to the success of the organisation, ensuring that our experimental programme is aligned with current and future challenges on farm. They not only guide the members’ research programme, but ensure researchers are focused on real world-issues in the industry. This ensures that NIAB’s research programme is industry focused, relevant and outcome-driven.

Members benefit from early access to information gathered through strategic NIAB research as well as the extensive member-funded programmes which deliver impartial, cost effective agronomy strategies. We help members plan to cope with external pressures such as legislative changes and economic and environmental pressures.