Agrimetrics is a big data centre of excellence for the whole agri-food value chain, from farm through to consumer.
It is creating a secure data hub for the agri-food community that adds value and improves access to publicly funded data sources. It can advise, develop and implement knowledge-based services that build resilience and sustainability in the agri-food industry.
Agrimetrics builds on the expertise of its founding organisations – Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) – together with input from over 50 companies and environmental and academic organisations.
Agrimetrics is creating novel informatics capabilities including a data platform and associated ecosystem to support data integration, modelling and analysis as well as access to data from a wide range of areas relevant to the sector. A Network of Excellence, bringing together world-leading expertise from research organisations across the UK, will add further capability to Agrimetrics for the benefit of industry. A key aim is to ensure that companies can recognise the impact that data can have on their organisation, and are well placed to access the outputs of Agrimetrics.