A new online Performance Enhancement Platform,
born of the YEN and
open to all

Together, farmers and their supporters have enormous knowledge, wisdom, and power.
Farm-PEP seeks to harness that power for the good of everyone.

Online opportunity

Covid19 has necessitated a rapid shift to digital communications by all individuals and organisations in agriculture. Platforms already being used by some (e.g. Teams, Zoom) are now used routinely by many, whilst new digital solutions and technologies continue to emerge. This has opened a huge new prospect of open and accessible communication, conversation, networking, and engagement which could transform rates of progress in agriculture

New Project

With support from Innovate UK (under Covid19 response funding) the Farm-PEP project began in January 2021 and runs to February 2022. So far:

  • ADAS and the University of Gloucester’s Countryside & Community Research Institute (CCRI) have led a rapid appraisal of the impact of Covid19 on knowledge exchange in agriculture, using workshops, surveys, and interviews across the industry – now available here.
  • ADAS and project partners Agri-techE, Innovative Farmers, The Farming Forum, and Open Coop are co-designing a new digital solution called Farm-PEP.


The new Farm-PEP platform aims to connect people and projects, integrate tools and initiatives, and provide an online community space for knowledge sharing. It will be open to all to share & discuss activities, ideas, and findings, to develop collaborations, coordinate testing on-farm, and distill robust messages. Farm-PEP aims not just to provide information but to make a step-change in digital communication that enables the collective building of capacity and knowledge in farming.

If you would like to get involved in co-creating Farm-PEP or would like to be kept informed of progress, please contact


Project partners


The Farming Forum   Innovative Farmers    AgriTech E   CCRI  Open    ADAS   Innovate UK


Study published into the impacts of COVID19 on Knowledge Exchange

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -

As part of our Farm-PEP Innovate UK project we have now completed a rapid appraisal of the impacts of Covid-19 on knowledge exchange… more

YEN Dynamic Benchmarking ready for testing

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -
TAGS: Dynamic Benchmarking, YEN Nutrition, Farm-PEP

We've now come to the end of our six month Innovate UK project to develop better data exchange and 'Dynamic Benchmarking' for the YEN family.

We've achieved a lot:

Farm-PEP Survey launched and registration for first workshop open

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -
TAGS: Farm-PEP, Events

Covid-19 has transformed the way that we share knowledge over the past year. As part of our Innovate UK Farm-PEP project with University of… more

ADAS successful in securing Innovate UK funding to develop YEN and a new knowledge exchange platform

AUTHOR: Daniel Kindred -
TAGS: YEN Zero, Farm-PEP, Dynamic Benchmarking

ADAS has recently been successful with Innovate UK funding to pursue two exciting new projects to develop digital solutions to support and expand knowledge exchange between… more