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Our Sustainability Plan
Annual Report 2016
In 2014, Sainsbury’s Agriculture Research and Development Grant is focused on projects that generate large amounts of data as part of their output. We're calling on Sainsbury's farmers, growers and suppliers to apply for research and development support on projects that will help build more efficient, resilient and secure agriculture supply chains.
'Big Data' is any data, metrics or performance indicators needed at field, farm and landscape level to improve productivity and ensure a balance between efficiency and resource impact.
In order to meet the requirements of this grant, applicants must consider creating ‘Big Data’ that:
We recognise the importance of good quality data to drive innovation in our own business and in maintaining an innovative and competitive agriculture industry. Good quality data has the potential to provide us all with insights and information that helps develop successful products, services and innovative farming practices.
It is in recognition of this that this year our focus is data driven research and development projects where information will be collected, combined and processed in different ways to help answer questions, test the effects of agricultural practices, provide new insights and develop transformative solutions.
The call for 'Big data' applications follows Sainsbury's £2.2 million investment in projects granted in the two previous Sainsbury’s Agriculture Research and Development Grant calls in September 2012 and September 2013.
We are looking for research and development projects that are aligned to the following themes:
The grant awards will be made with four Agriculture priorities in mind, with the intention of creating good quality ‘Big Data’ that provides us all with insights and information to develop successful products, services and innovative farming practices.
These priorities need to be met whilst keeping in mind the interdependencies between all Sainsbury’s 20x20 commitments.
Our values guide us in everything we do - from key decisions to day-today activities.
Our Sustainability Plan shows our journey addressing the challenges and opportunities not only relevant to our business but also to the world.
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