Knowledge is more powerful when it’s shared. Exchanging ideas, data and technical expertise with our partners across the industry helps us all make better business decisions and drives the CEA and vertical farming sector forward as a whole.
IAG has partnered with Co-Alliance, one of the largest agribusinesses in the Midwestern United States.
Co-Alliance has over 80 locations across Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio
With a rich history dating back to the 1920s, a loyal customer base and expert knowledge in supply chain and sales distribution, Co-Alliance are leading experts in the fields of agronomy and agri-energy.
Co-Alliance will be working closely with IAG to further develop vertical farming installations across the Midwest, with a particular focus on the state of Indiana.
Founded in 1919, the NIAB Group is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation.
Today NIAB’s scientific capabilities span the crop improvement pipeline: from underpinning research into higher yielding, more climate-resilient crops, through to the extensive trials data, agronomy expertise and advice required to ensure these advances are transferred effectively onto farms.
Agri-Tech East is a business-focused membership organisation.
They support the growth of a world-leading network of innovative farmers, producers, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs who share a vision of increasing the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture.
IAG is one of the only vertical farming companies in the UK to be Red Tractor accredited.
Founded in 2000, Red Tractor is a world-leading food chain assurance scheme that underpins the high standards of British food and drink. It is the flagship logo of British produce, providing assurance at every stage of the production process – the logo can only be used on food that has been produced, transported, stored and packed to the required standards.
Red Tractor develops standards based on science, evidence, best practice and legislation that cover animal welfare, food safety, traceability and environmental protection. Around 50,000 British farmers are accredited to Red Tractor standards, which form the basis of buying and sourcing specifications for major supermarkets, household brands and restaurant chains. Red Tractor works with over 450 independent inspectors, who conduct over 60,000 inspections a year to ensure the most robust assessments possible.
IAG is one of the only vertical farming companies in the UK to be GLOBAL G.A.P. accredited.
GLOBAL G.A.P. is a brand of smart farm assurance solutions developed by FoodPLUS GmbH in Cologne, Germany, with cooperation from producers, retailers, and other stakeholders from across the food industry. These solutions include a range of standards for safe, socially and environmentally responsible farming practices.
The most widely used GLOBAL G.A.P. standard is Integrated Farm Assurance (IFA), applicable for fruit and vegetables, aquaculture, floriculture, livestock and more.
Over 200,000 producers are now under GLOBAL G.A.P. certification across 134 countries. Nearly 150 employees around the world are dedicated to the mission of spreading responsible farming practices to ensure safe food for future generations.
The Innovation HUB comprises a group of like minded innovative companies linked via the NIAB team.
NIAB Innovation HUB is based just outside Soham, Ely. They bring agri-tech innovations together in one place.
IAG are working alongside the Department of Life Sciences and Plant Physiology at the University of Essex.
IAG and the University of Essex have formed an alliance for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), liaising with the School of Biological Sciences on vertical farming produce trials and partnering with research studies on plant species.
UKIAT is a cross-industry group devoted to promoting urban agri-tech as a solution for food and environmental crises.
UKUAT influences policy by sharing information, educating, and communicating practitioner needs as one, and promoting the uptake of agri-tech in urban and peri-urban settings by uniting to attract funding and customers.
Agri-EPI is an agriculture technology innovation centre established by the UK government. They work to accelerate the development and adoption of innovative technologies in the agri-food sector.
The Agri-EPI Centre provides scientiﬁcally robust and commercially viable solutions to improve productivity and sustainability within the food production system, through research, development, demonstration, and training.