DC-Agri in action

Sharing the results and practical implications with farmers has been an integral part of the DC-Agri project. Our experts have delivered training at over 90 events across England, Scotland and Wales. We have also developed free materials to help farmers make the most of digestate and compost as renewable fertilisers.

Excellence in collaboration

With more than 25 partners working in collaboration, DC-Agri has built effective partnerships with government, academia and the private sector to deliver this ground- breaking research and training.

Sharing results as they happen

Our project videos have been viewed more than 3,300 times and the DC-Agri bulletins have been downloaded more than 6,000 times.

Sharing results on the ground

3,526 people attended DC-Agri training events across England, Scotland & Wales.

Talking to the people who matter

75% of training event attendees were farmers, growers and agri advisers.

Delivering information the sector needs

99% of attendees to the DC-Agri training found the events useful for their work.

The training gave me a better understanding [of] the value of the nutrients in the digestate, so we have now got more return on investment which enabled us to increase the amount we use. DC-Agri training course attendee

Turning theory into practice

35% of training event attendees committed to taking action as a result of the DC-Agri training.

80% of my farmers have started using digestate or are using more compost. DC-Agri training course attendee

Digestate is an excellent biofertiliser which can help farmers to reduce their costs. With the recent rapid growth in AD infrastructure, it is becoming increasingly available to farmers across the UK. It is therefore important that anaerobic digestate is managed appropriately to maintain quality standards and achieve the best results. The DC-Agri experiments provide evidence to help farmers make informed decisions about its use. Martin Rogers, Environment Policy Advisor, NFU

The industry is always looking at new ways of working to improve businesses resilience in an increasingly tough market place. And there is a real hunger for good quality information. Not only has DC-Agri produced this information but it has also worked hard, through its programme of knowledge exchange, to get the results out to growers. Sajjad Awan, AHDB Research Manager