Our purpose and aim
Lantmännen’s owners, i.e. Swedish farmers, have supported research through the Lantmännen Research Foundation for more than 30 years. These initiatives give rise to new ideas, information and insights which bring enhanced values to the entire chain from field to fork.
We have a long history of successful research projects which have resulted in product innovation, improved processes and a viable agricultural sector. Through the years we have participated in more than 500 research projects and studies,
Focus areas and strategic objectives
We support research within three focus areas: Agriculture and Machinery, Bioenergy and Green Materials, and Food and Health. The objectives are:
- An agricultural sector in top class with increasing productivity and an aim to be climate neutral 2050.
- Wholesome and sustainable foods based on grains and other plant-based commodities.
- A biobased society in which the potentials from the agricultural sector are made use of/utilized.
Our open calls
The Foundation has an open call every year. In the announcements are listed various relevant issues and challenges within each focus area and are available here on this website from July 1. Applications are to be submitted in September and final decisions about funding are announced in December.
Read and subscribe to our magazine
Lantmännen Research Foundation publishes the magazine Cerealier in which we present current research and development about food and health with a focus on grains and legumes. The aim is to increase knowledge and awareness with a starting point in new research and nutritional discussions.
All applications are assessed by one of three committees, one for each focus area. After the committees’ assessments the Board of Directors decides on funding. Both the Board and assessment committees are composed of farmers, Lantmännen staff and scientific experts. The composition of the groups ensures that the relevance for agriculture, the scientific quality and the business potential of projects are considered when applications are evaluated.