Latest News: The ASSIST end of programme Event took place on 30 March 2022, where members of the project team presented to the research community, policymakers and representatives of the agricultural sector. Listen to recordings of the presentations here.

ASSIST is a six-year £12 million research programme running from 2016 to 2022 that, with support from the farming industry, will meet the challenge of feeding growing populations without causing unacceptable environmental damage.

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in partnership with Rothamsted Research and British Geological Survey will develop innovative farming systems in collaboration with industry and stakeholders to:

  • Increase efficiency of food production
  • Improve resilience to extreme events 
  • Reduce the environmental foot print of agriculture


New ways to grow more food with less environmental impact