Merry Fungi Christmas

As we head into the festive period, the first restriction-free Christmas for three years, it’s a good opportunity to reflect on the challenges overcome and the achievements made in the last twelve months and celebrate them!

FA Bio has been focused on growing the company in 2022, with the appointment of Adrian Percy to the Leadership Team, Kathy Swords and Andy Renz as Advisors in addition to an expanding operations team and four new members of the scientific team. FA Bio’s dedicated team apply their diverse skillsets in innovative ways to solve the key challenges facing the agricultural industry, environmental impact, and productivity.

As a continuation of efforts to help the world advance on its pathway towards a net-zero carbon, the FA Bio team transitioned its hard work from inside the labs, to outside in the fields. As part of this year’s Christmas festivities, the team volunteered to plant trees in collaboration with the I Dig Trees programme from The Conservation Volunteers. Alongside Harpenden Town Council, FA Bio ventured out with tools at the ready!

FA Bio is leading the way in protecting our natural ecosystems both through its efforts to build back a better environment and its discovery of unique microbial solutions with its patented SporSenZ technology. By developing microbial based environmentally sustainable alternatives to conventional agrochemical products, FA Bio can improve crop yields to guarantee food security.

2022 has been a challenging year across the world in so many different ways but at FA Bio, we believe that with each challenge we face comes an opportunity to make a change for good. It is well known that the biggest issues to overcome as a planet are to grow more food and protect our global food security whilst improving agriculture’s impact on the environment.

As an industry, we need to find ways to close the loop of supply and demand to make agriculture more sustainable. We believe we are already making a considerable contribution to enhancing agricultural productivity sustainably, with positive results from FA Bio’s study on the plant growth promotion effect of its microbial candidates and high efficacy in first-stage testing to discover potential biofungicides for wheat crops.

In addition to these innovative microbial discoveries, we also accomplished a huge achievement when FA Bio won the prestigious Radicle Growth Inclusion Challenge in November. As well as being recognised as a company focused on driving diversity and inclusion in agriculture, the investment prize and access to valuable industry expertise will help to scale up our discovery projects and enable us to continue discovering sustainable alternatives to agrochemicals.

FA Bio continues its focus on identifying superior microbes with the potential of being developed into superior microbial bioproducts, facilitating a step-change in regenerative agriculture and protecting our natural ecosystems. Our studies of soil microbes and the discovery of game-changing bioproducts can replace agrochemical inputs and revolutionise sustainable agriculture, ensuring global food security without impacting our natural environment.

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