Spring 2024

NCS (Nitrogen Climate Smart) Project

Agrii is thrilled to be involved in a major new £5.9M farmer-led research programme involving 18 industry partners and over 200 farmers. The project, which is funded by the Farming Futures R&D fund, part of DEFRA’s farming innovation programme, is geared towards investigating the potential of pulse crops in substantially reducing carbon emissions.

The consortium of UK companies, research institutes and farmer networks, led by PGRO, aims to bring about a reduction of 1.5Mt CO₂e per annum or 54% of the maximum potential for UK agriculture.

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To find out more about the project, please search for ‘Nitrogen efficient plants for Climate Smart Arable Cropping Systems (NCS)’ through your online search engine, or please do get in touch with Lucy Cottingham at