Lantmännen’s different operations link together the entire value chain from field to fork. Together, we have a unique opportunity to influence and shape the productive and sustainable farming and food systems of the future. Our common starting point is to create the value of what arable land provides. That is why we are constantly working on development and innovation.
Innovation across the whole value chain
Our research and innovation is centered around three main themes:
Agriculture & Machinery
Lantmännen’s mission is to contribute to the productivity, profitability and sustainability of farming. That is why we make large investments in research and innovation with arable land and farm needs in focus. Through these investments, we are constantly moving towards the Farming of the Future - farming where we work to increase food production, while at the same time reduce our climate impact.
Food Innovation & Health
We refine farmland crops into Good food – food that tastes good and also does good for the environment and our health. Through research and innovation on both established and new crops, and the simultaneous development of the processing line at the mill, bakery and our other food development facilities, we create attractive foods and ingredients from grain and legumes.
Bioenergy & Green materials
Beyond food, we also refine the output from arable land into bioenergy and new bio-based products and materials. One important part of this innovation area is our exploration on how to develop and repurpose sidestreams across the value chain. This focus on circularity is crucial; it increases the total value of the crops, it improves the resource efficiency of our production and it reduces our impact on the climate and environment.
Together towards the future
No organisation alone can develop the sustainable farming and food systems of the future. That is why our research and innovation involves collaboration with a large network of partners - together we have our sights set on a better future.
Farm to fork collaboration within an international group
Within the Lantmännen Group, 10,000 colleagues in 25 countries work together daily on the common basis of creating value from arable land.
Through connected operations along the value chain from farm to fork, we can build unique synergies. Research and innovation work is conducted within each business division, as well as jointly at group level.
Lantmännen Research Foundation
Collaboration with the research community through our own research foundation builds new knowledge. The knowledge contributes to the development of future new products and services that in various ways sustainably utilize and develop the value of arable land.
Lantmännen has a long history of successful research projects that have resulted in increased productivity and sustainability in agriculture as well as product innovations and process improvements in the processing chain.
Collaboration in research and industry networks
Lantmännen is an active partner in many different forums and networks that promote sustainable innovation from farm to fork. The networks concern both research and development and public debate on our three innovation areas.
Issues and projects we engage in concern areas where we as an organization must move in step with the market in order to jointly take responsibility, but also areas where we want to take leadership but cannot advance our positions on our own.
Business and start-up collaboration
Lantmännen has a long history of openness and curiosity about new collaborations and partnerships with both start-ups and more established businesses in our research and development work.
Through collaboration we can offer access to a Group with unusual reach throughout the food chain of agriculture and food systems, from field to fork.
The greenhouse is Lantmännen's program for Open Innovation. With a focus on early business development, we collaborate with a large ecosystem of both enterprising intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs.
Through the program, we explore specific annual themes and opportunities, and look for the gems that can be developed into solutions that make a difference or a greater business opportunity.
The Lantmännen Group drives innovation from field to fork. Our starting point is always to create value from arable land, and thereby create conditions for a thriving agricultural sector and a sustainable food system.