Cranfield has one of the largest and best-equipped laboratories for postharvest research in Europe and hosts an internationally renowned Applied Mycology group. We are committed to the minimisation of food loss/waste in perishables and durables, and to maintaining quality and value within supply chains. We believe that research to reduce food waste has a key role in delivering improved food security over the short- to medium-term. Read more Read less

Our research falls into the following topics:


Working with us

We have a flexible approach to meet the needs of our clients and will develop research proposals in close consultation with partners from industry and government. We also have an extensive portfolio of fundamental research funded by the Research Councils, underpinning and informing our applied work.

Our facilities

Our research, consultancy and training activities are underpinned by world-class facilities and service resources that are unique to Cranfield:

Clients and partners

We work with a range of partner organisations, including:

  • BBSRC
  • Innovate UK
  • Newton Fund
  • EU Horizon 2020
  • Various industry partners