Welcome to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Grand Challenges

representing the largest industry in Lincolnshire


new technological solutions


sustainable food production


We are the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology at the University of Lincoln. As part of the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, we offer various industry related short courses, including BASIS and FACTS.

Our mission is to develop new technological solutions for the business of producing food through agriculture. We are interested in new applications at all stages of food production including cultivation, harvest, processing and packaging. Our research is strongly applied, with many links to the local, national and global agri-food industry.

The long-term impact of our research includes safer food, less waste, more efficient food production and better use of natural resources, as well as promoting human health and happiness. Agri‐food is the largest industry in Lincolnshire, and Food Security is also one of the “Grand Challenges” identified by the UK Research Councils.

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  • Climate change expert to speak at latest briefing series

    On Tuesday 30th May 2017, we will welcome climate change expert, Dr Pier Vellinga, as keynote speaker in our latest Agri-Food briefing series. Held at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing (pictured), Holbeach, the event will feature Dr Vellinga as key note speaker who will deliver a presentation on adaptation and innovation with case studies, both local