Rothamsted Research

Rothamsted Research is a world-leading, non-profit research centre that focuses on strategic agricultural science to the benefit of farmers and society worldwide. SCIENTIFIC CONTRIBUTION Their scientists publish around 300 papers in international science journals each year, of which more than 70% are open access. We also make numerous data, software tools and other information widely available to the global scientific community and other stakeholders or beneficiaries of our work. Rothamsted Research has partnerships with numerous research institutions and universities in over 50 countries. THE HISTORY OF ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH Rothamsted Research is the longest-running agricultural research institution in the world. Its foundation dates from 1843 when John Bennet Lawes, the owner of the Rothamsted Estate, appointed Joseph Henry Gilbert, a chemist, as his scientific collaborator and planted the first of what were to become the classical Rothamsted long term experiments, on Broadbalk field. The scientific partnership between Lawes and Gilbert lasted 57 years, and together they laid the foundations of modern scientific agriculture and established the principles of crop nutrition.
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Staff at Rothamsted Research have experience in


  • research & development
  • scientific research
  • climate change
  • medicine
  • development


  • managerial experience
  • business development


Contract Awards

Provision of Access to Global Health Solutions

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

Provision for Agricultural Development

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (B&MGF)

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Company Offices

  • United Kingdom (headquarters)
  • Harpenden
  • Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ