Research and knowledge exchange

AHDB is a major funder of applied agricultural research and knowledge exchange (KE) in the UK. Our activity provides independent insight and evidence to support farmers and, in turn, the reputation of the industry.

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Investment priorities

In 2022, AHDB’s four sector councils considered industry feedback on the priorities for levy investment.

The meetings culminated in the creation of four sector plans, which set out the work AHDB will address over three to five years (2022–27).

Ultimately, the work will help improve on-farm practices and make levy payers businesses more profitable and sustainable.

Read the sector plans

Discover research and development funding opportunities

Contact research and knowledge exchange staff

Research reports

Each project culminates in the production of a research report. Archived in the research library, the reports provide a complete scientific record of the research conducted and act as a source of independent evidence for many further activities.

Visit the research report library

Knowledge exchange

Our Knowledge Exchange (engagement) team helps to connect research findings with on-farm practice. In particular, they facilitate farmer-to-farmer learning through our Farm Excellence activity.

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Knowledge library

We use independent evidence to develop practical resources for farmers. Visit the AHDB knowledge library to access the latest information designed to support your business decisions.

Explore the knowledge library