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A library service developed by the University of Hertfordshire for the agriculture and environment industry providing easy access to information.
AFBI Crossnacreevy incorporates both The Northern Ireland Plant Testing Station, a centre of expertise on seed and cultivar science and technology, and the Northern Ireland Official Seed Testing Station. Research, technical and statutory work is carried out on seeds and cultivars and specialist advice is provided to Government and industry.
AFBI Hillsborough, formerly Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland, was established in 1927 with the aim of undertaking research into crop and animal production. It is located at Large Park Hillsborough, formerly the home farm of the Marquis of Downshire. The Institute manages about 200 ha of land.
|Agnet - The UK Agricultural Directory|
The directory of the UK agricultural industry, incorporating the AgScan 2000 service
|Agri-food and Biosciences Institute|
AFBI carries out scientific research and development, statutory, analytical, and diagnostic testing functions for DARD and other Government departments, public bodies and private sector organisations.
|Agricultural Industries Confederation|
The Agricultural Industries Confederation represents around 350 UK agricultural merchants, co-operatives and feedstuff manufacturers.
|Agricultural Products India|
Agricultural Products India - a website dedicated to the Agriculture Industry with details on agriculture products,technology used in agriculture industry,careers in agriculture,agricultural associations and industry scenario in India.
|Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada|
AAFC provides information on its research and development, policies and trade and investment. It also has useful publications, research papers, databases and an index of Ministry contact links.
ARVALIS is the French technical institute in charge of applied research on agriculture. The institute is run and financed by farmers. They work on arable crops, especially on cereals, maize, pulses, potatoes and forage crops, on different fields of activity: production, storage, preservation of the product until the first process, for food but also for nonfood uses.
|Association of Applied Biologists|
A charitable trust founded in 1904 to promote the study and advancement of all branches of biology, in particular applied biology. Regular scientific conferences and workshops are attended by its' international membership. The Association also produces two major scientific journals 'Annals of Applied Biology' and 'Plant Biotechnology'.
|Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)|
|Assured Food Standards|
|Assured UK Malt|
The Assured UK Malt (AUKM) scheme leads the world in guaranteeing risk prevention, traceability and quality in malt for brewers and distillers.
|Australian Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry|
The official Government site giving access to the Ministry's online publications.
|Australian Wheat Board|
The AWB site is aimed largely at Australian growers but provides comprehensive statistics on the Australian wheat industry, news updates and relevant links.
|Bank of England|
The Bank of England site contains key financial news, historical exchange rate information and news about its interest rate decisions.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council. BBSRC provides core funding for eight strategic life sciences research institutes in the UK, and supports a number of other research centres.
BCPC furthers the science and practice of crop production by bringing together representatives of a wide range of organisations.
Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland undertakes research, consultancy and training in mathematics and statistics as applied to agriculture, the environment, food and health. Its primary remit is: to support the research programme of the Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department and its sponsored institutes, through specialist advice and training, and to provide research in statistics and biomathematics.
BPEX Ltd determines British pig strategy and ensures levy payers money is deployed effectively and efficiently. It is one of the sectors of the Agriculture and Horticulture Levy Board.
|British Association for Bio Fuels and Oils (BABFO)|
|British Crop Protection Council|
The British Crop Protection Council is a UK charity whose objective is to promote and encourage the science and practice of crop protection for the benefit of all. The website contains details of the BCPCS
|British Dietetic Association|
The British Dietetic Association exists to advance the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects, promote training and education in the science and practice of dietetics and associated subjects and regulate relations between dieticians and their employer through the BDA Trade Union.
|British Dietetic Association|
|British Edible Pulse Association|
BEPA is a trade association representing the processors and users of British produced peas and beans.
|British Egg Information Service|
|British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF)|
|British Library Direct|
Search across a 5 year archive of 20,000 journals from the British Library, including over 1,000 covering food and agriculture.
|British Lubricants Federation (BLF)|
|British Nutrition Foundation|
The British Nutrition Foundation promotes the nutritional wellbeing of society through the impartial interpretation and effective dissemination of scientifically based nutritional knowledge and advice. It works in partnership with academic and research institutes, the food industry, educators and government.
|British Poultry Council (BPC ) |
|British Sandwich Association (BSA)|
The British Society of Plant Breeders
|Business Link - Agriculture and fishing regulation information|
Business Link provides details on regulations, trade associations and Government contacts for the Agriculture and fishing sectors.
A not-for-profit organisation specialising in applied biological sciences for sustainable agriculture and environmental safety.
|Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association|
CCFRA carries out research and development for the food and drinks industry worldwide.
|Canadian Wheat Board|
The CWB site is aimed largely at Canadian growers and merchants but provides relevant publications, and statistics on the Canadian wheat industry.
|Canadian Wheat Commission|
The CWC provides an extensive database, updated weekly, on all aspects of the Canadian grain industry.
|China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)|
A non-profit making body funded by government and industry to promote UK business with China
Coceral represents the EU agricultural supply industries and provides key area, yield and production data for all EU member states.
|Council for the agricultural crops industry, providing information and advice|
Lantra, the Sector Skills
|Country Land & Business Association (CLA)|
|Cranfield University (Silsoe Campus)|
Cranfield University is one of Western Europe's largest academic centres for strategic and applied research, development and design. It is unique in its almost entirely postgraduate focus. The university is made up of three campuses Cranfield, Silsoe and Shrivenham (The Royal Military College of Science).
This website provides information sourced from monitoring sites located across the country and reports up to date measurements of crop pest and disease activity in arable crops throughout England.
|Crystal Faraday Partnership|
Working towards creating an increased demand for milk supplied by profitable British dairy farmers.
Defra, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, is responsible for progresssing the Government's programmes on the environment, food and rural affairs. The site provides a definitive source of official government statistics.
|DEFRA Sustainable Farming and Food|
The strategy sets out how industry, Government and consumers can work together to secure a sustainable future for our farming and food industries, as viable industries contributing to a better environment and healthy and prosperous communities.
|Defra Sustainable Farming and Food Science Programmes|
This site provides information on Defra's Sustainable Farming and Food Science Programme. The Programme procures public scientific research in sustainable farming and food technology to support Defra's policies.
|Department of Health|
The Department of Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of England. Its work includes setting national standards and shaping the direction of the NHS and social care services, and promoting healthier living.
EBLEX Ltd (the Beef and Lamb Sector Company) aims to create a sustainable and competitive beef and lamb industry. Funded by statutory levy, EBLEX Ltd delivers innovative technology transfer and market information services to businesses across the beef and lamb supply chain. It is one of the sectors of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
|Environment Agency (EA)|
The leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales.
|European Central Bank|
The ECB site contains historical exchange rate information and news about its interest rate decisions.
|European Union information|
The official site of the EU Commission, EU Parliament and EU Council and just about everything else you can think of connected to Brussels
Farming and Countryside Education have an aim to help young people learn more about food and farming in a sustainable countryside. Those aims are promoted through four key areas of activity: Enhancing the School Curriculum, Visits to Farms and Horticulture Units, Improving Service to Schools and Promoting Common Interests.
|Fair-Play on Farm Saved Seed|
The FAIR PLAY campaign seeks to establish a level playing- field in which all farmers contribute fairly for the benefits of using farm-saved seed (FSS).
|Farmers Union of Wales|
|Federation of Bakers|
The Federation of Bakers represents the interests of the companies baking sliced and wrapped bread, bakery snacks and other bread products. The Federation strives to deliver professional services to its members and other users, providing advice, training or leadership in health and safety, or in its representational role lobbying on technical issues or promoting the consumption of bread through PR.
The Central Science Laboratory is now Fera, The Food and Environment Research Agency.CSL is an Executive Agency of the UK Government Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. We specialise in the sciences underpinning agriculture for sustainable crop production, environmental management and conservation and in food safety and quality. Arising from the research we carry out is a wide range of analytical,, diagnostic and consultancy services designed to support the international land-based and food industries.
|Flour Advisory Bureau|
The Flour Advisory Bureau is the central source of information for all matters relating to flour and bread. FAB hold detailed information on everything from health and nutrition to cooking and baking.
|Flour Advisory Bureau|
The Flour Advisory Bureau is the central source of information for all matters relating to flour and bread. They hold detailed information on everything from health and nutrition to cooking and baking.
|Food and Agriculture Organisation|
The FAO of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger, help developing countries and those in transition modernize and improve agricultural practices and ensure good nutrition for all. A comprehensive source of information and updates.
|Food Chain Centre|
The Food Chain Centre works to improve the competitiveness and profitability of farming and supports the profitability of British Food Producers.
|Food Standards Agency (FSA)|
The official website for the Food Standards Agency - an independent Government department set up by an Act of Parliament in 2000 to protect the public's health and consumer interests in relation to food.
|Food Standards Agency (Scotland)|
The Food Standards Agency Scotland was launched on 3 April 2000. Their commitment is to improve food safety and standards in Scotland and protect the health of Scotland's population in relation to food.
|Forum for the Future|
Communicating climate change to farmers
|Foundation for Arable Research (FAR)|
FAR is a research / information transfer organisation responsible primarily to New Zealand arable growers.
The Grain and Feed Trade Association, an international association with more than 800 members which promotes international trade in grain, animal feed, pulses and rice.
|Game Conservancy Trust|
Conducts research into the ecology and biology of game species and their environmental requirements and to publish the useful results of such research.
The Grain Chain education pogramme encourages young people to eat healthly and include wholegrains in their diet. The website offers an insight into the grain chain from field to plate, along with online games and activities for children from three years upwards plus teaching information for primary and secondary schools.
|Grain Information Service|
The Grain Information Service is an industry collective set up to deal with generic issues concerning wheat products. Visit the website for more information.
|Harper Adams University College|
Details of the research and teaching activities of Harper Adams University College in Shropshire.
An award for the food service sector throughout Scotland to reward caterers for providing healthier choices to their customers
|Heriot Watt University|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the Department of Biological Sciences at Herriot Watt University near Edinburgh.
|Horticultural Development Council|
The Horticultural Development Council (HDC) is a statutory body who administer the collection of an 'industry levy' to fund essential near-market research and development for the benefit of UK horticulture.
Developed by the Health and Safety Executive in partnership with Butterworths Tolley, hsedirect is a new online health and safety information resource. The site provides access to HSE guidance on legislation including the L, COP and HSR series, as well as
IGD actively helps people to grow, by bringing together intelligence, opinion and experience from the food and grocery chain.
|Institute of Biology|
The Voice of British Biology - supporting the bioscience community, informing debate, shaping the future.
|Institute of Brewing & Distilling|
The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) is a members organisation dedicated to the education and training needs of brewers, distillers and those in related industries.
|Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) |
|Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD)|
|Interactive European Network for Industrial Crops and their Applications (IENICA)|
|International Agriculture & Technology Centre|
The International Agriculture & Technology Centre offers support and advice to UK companies in agriculture and the related technologies sector looking for new market opportunities across the globe.
|International Grains Council|
The IGC site provides monthly updates of the world supply and demand situation together with general information on policy and key market issues. An extra subscription service is available.
|John Innes Centre|
An Independent research centre for the study of plant and microbial science.
|Kansas City Board of Trade|
The KCBT site provides daily price reports for the main commodities, as well as historical closing prices.
Lantra, the Sector Skills
Linking Environment and Farming-Delegated
|LIFFE commodity futures and options prices|
LIFFE London commodity futures and options daily prices.
|LIFFE Home Page|
The website of the London International Financial Futures Exchange. The benchmark to UK grain prices with a 15 minute delayed futures price available.
|Maltsters' Association of Great Britain|
The MAGB is the trade association of the UK malting industry, and represents over 98% of UK malt production
|Meat & Livestock Commercial Services|
|Middle East Association|
The Middle East Association is an independent non-profit making organisation established in 1961 to promote trade and investment in the Arab world, Iran, Turkey and Afghanistan on behalf of its members.
Mushrooms are the perfect ingredient for a healthy and filling breakfast. Visit the Mushroom Bureau website for more delicious breakfast recipes and information on their health benefits.
Nabim is the representative organisation for the UK flour milling industry.Throughout this site you can access information on flour milling processes, raw materials and industry training.
|National Association of Master Bakers|
|National Federation of Meat & Food Traders|
|National Non Food Crops Centre (NNFCC)|
|National Non-Food Crop Centre (NNFCC)|
The NNFCC's purpose is to provide a single, independent and authoritative source of information on the use and implementation of non-food crop products and technologies in the UK.
The National Farmers' Union website provides information for its 60,000+ members and the public on farming in the UK.
|Northern Ireland - Department of Agriculture and Rural Development|
The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is responsible for economic growth and the development of the countryside in Northern Ireland. The site contains useful information on its activities and responsibilities.
ONIC is the French Cereals Authority site and provides vast amounts of information about France and its cereals crop. Key price, supply and demand statistics can be found in the market section.
Pesticides Safety Directorate
|Prices from the Bourse in Milan|
Website of Associazione Granaria di Milano with price information from the weekly grain bourse, held every Wednesday
|Processors and Growers Research Organisation|
PGRO is the UK centre for applied research on temperate peas and beans.
|Quality Meat Scotland - Specially Selected site|
QMS is responsible for the strategy and deployment of all the red meat levies raised by the Meat and Livestock Commission in Scotland. It is a private company operating under public procedures for the spending of public funds such as levy income and government grants.
|Queens University of Belfast|
Details of the research and teaching activities of Queens University of Belfast.
The Royal Agricultural Society of England's website offers details of membership and of forthcoming events at the National Agriculture Centre at Stoneleigh.
|Roslin Nutrition Ltd|
This research aims to provide new opportunities for three industry sectors: animal breeding, biotechnology and animal production. It also informs national and international policy on animal welfare, the environment and genetic diversity.
Rothamsted Research comprises two major sites which together form the largest land-based institute in the UK and the oldest in the world: Rothamsted and Broom's Barn.
|Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution|
|Royal Highland Education Trust|
The Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) is an educational charity, established in 1999. RHET aims to create the opportunity for each child in Scotland to learn about the countryside and to ensure a wider understanding of the environmental, economic and social realities of the countryside in Scotland.
|Royal Society for the Protection of Birds|
Details of the activities of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.
|Rural Payments Agency |
The RPA provides support and guidance to farmers and traders on aspects of the Common Agricultural Policy. Detailed instructions for offering grain into intervention and applying for export or product refunds is available.
SAFFIE is a five-year joint industry, academic and government collaborative project. The aim is to enhance biodiversity in and around winter wheat crops by integrating novel habitat management practices within the crop and in the non-cropped field margins without compromising yields or profitability.
|Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)|
SASA aims to improve crop quality and utilisation by the application of conventional and molecular genetical techniques and novel agronomic practices; and to develop environmentally benign methods of protecting crops from depredations by pests, pathogens and weeds.
|Scotch Whisky Association (SWA)|
|Scottish Agricultural College (SAC)|
|Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society Ltd (SAOS)|
The SAOS aim to strengthen the profitability, competitiveness and sustainability of Scotland's farming food and drink, and related rural industries and communities through the development of co-operation and joint venture.
|Scottish Association of Master Bakers|
|Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI)|
SCRI is Scotland's leading institute for research on plants and their interactions with the environment, particularly in managed ecosystems. Its research products are internationally recognised. SCRI?s mission is to conduct excellent research in plant and environment sciences. Its vision is to deliver innovative products, knowledge and services that enrich the life of the community and address the public goods of sustainability and high quality and healthy food.
|Scottish Development International (SDI)|
The SDI's aim is to broaden Scotland's international appeal as a first choice source of knowledge. They aim to assist the growth of the Scottish economy, by encouraging inward investment and helping Scottish-based companies develop international trade.
Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency, funded by the Scottish Government. Their mission is to help the people and businesses of Scotland succeed. In doing so, they aim to build a world-class economy.
|Scottish Executive - Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries|
|Scottish Food and Drink|
Managed and funded by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
|Scottish Food Guide|
|Scottish Natural Heritage - TIBRE|
TIBRE - Targeted Inputs for a Better Rural Environment - is an initiative by Scottish Natural Heritage which aims to show how technology can be used in farming to benefit the environment.
|Scottish Quality Cereals|
Scottish Quality Cereals operate and manage Farm Assurance Schemes.
The Soil Association is a UK campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming.
Soil-Net is a schools age educational web resource about soil and the wider environment
Soilscapes Viewer presents free online soil maps for England and Wales, LandIS is the source of soils data
|Spanish Millers Association|
Asociación de Fabricantes de Harinas y Sémolas de España (AFHSE) provides information on the association and useful links to other relevant Spanish sites
|The Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance (BCCCA)|
|The British Plastics Federation|
|The Institute and Guild of Brewing|
The worldwide organisation for the provision of education, training, formal qualifications and promotion of brewing excellence.
|The Processors and Growers Research Organisation|
PGRO is the UK centre for applied research on temperate peas and beans.
|The Royal Society|
The Royal Society's website contains in-depth reports and articles on subjects such as biotechnology and genetic modification as well as offering other scientific resources.
|The School Milk Project|
The School Milk Project employs Facilitators who work with schools, dairies and LEAs to encourage more children to drink milk at school. Facilitators visit schools and can offer help and advice in implementing milk schemes.
|Think Food and Farming|
Think Food and Farming is the legacy project building on the successes of the Year of Food and Farming.
Living Countryside Ltd. is a small organisation that cares deeply for the countryside and believes in its preservation through a viable agricultural industry. This web site helps enhance understanding about the role of agriculture and is designed to be of general use to anyone interested in food, farming and the countryside.
|UK Exporters Directory|
|UK Trade & Investment|
UK Trade & Investment brings together the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Department of Trade and Industry in support of British trade and investment overseas. Known previously as Trade Partners UK and Invest UK, both are part of British Trade International.
|University of Leeds, Faculty of Biological Sciences|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds University.
|University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
|University of Nottingham, School of Biological Sciences|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the University of Nottingham.
|University of Reading|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the University of Reading.
|University of Sheffield|
Details of the research and teaching activities of the University of Sheffield.
|University of Wales, Bangor|
School of Agricultural & Forest Sciences
|USDA Supply and Demand|
The latest supply and demand information from the US Department of Agriculture
|USDA weather highlights|
For current and weekly weather highlights in key crop producing regions.
|Weed Resistance Action Group (WRAG)|
WRAG was formed to provide a forum for information exchange between people actively involved in research into herbicide resistance.
|Welsh Assembly Government|
|Winnipeg Commodity Exchange|
The WCE site provides daily price reports for the main commodities, as well as historical closing prices.
|Women's Food and Farming Union|
The Women's Food and Farming Union acts as a catalyst promoting the exchange of ideas between the producer, the food industry and the consumer.
|World Soil Surveys Archive and Catalogue|
WOSSAC - A resource of information about world soils (for older students)