Highly-respected agri-tech research is driven by the renowned Food Security & Land Research Alliance, comprising and Exeter University, Devon’s North Wyke Farm Platform run by Rothamsted, Bath and Bristol Universities and Cornwall’s Duchy College. The Alliance makes ground-breaking discoveries in global food security, crop, soil and land management, animal health and marine science, attracting business partners from across the world.
Exeter University’s concentration of climate and environmental science experts provided more contributors to the UN IPCC report than any other city on Earth; the Russell Group University has world-leading expertise in agri-tech, water security, mathematical modelling and advanced materials.
The MET office’s £97m Supercomputer, within Exeter Science Park, will advance environmental futures, offering long-term, detailed global climate prediction and agri-management big data.
Leading agri-food producers’ such as Yeo Valley Organics, benefit from the natural resources of Devon and Somerset, ranking the area amongst the top in terms of milk production, and distribution companies maximise the direct motorway links to the Midlands and London.