NIAB logo.jpeg
Type Agribusiness
Founded 1919
Headquarters Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge, England
Coordinates 52°13′19″N 0°05′46″E / 52.2220°N 0.0961°E / 52.2220; 0.0961Coordinates: 52°13′19″N 0°05′46″E / 52.2220°N 0.0961°E / 52.2220; 0.0961
Key people
  • Jim Godfrey, Chairman
  • Professor Mario Caccamo, Chief Executive Officer
Patron Queen Elizabeth II
Industry Agriculture
Employees Approx. 150

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) is a plant science research company based in Cambridge, UK.

The NIAB group

The NIAB group consists of:


NIAB was founded in 1919 by Sir Lawrence Weaver. The original Huntingdon Road headquarters building was opened in 1921, by King George V and Queen Mary.

Regional centres

NIAB operates 11 regional centres[5] throughout England:

A 12th centre was expected to open at Cirencester (Gloucestershire) in 2020.[5]


  1. ^ "News and Events - NEWS: Boost for UK crop science as NIAB and EMR join forces". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "News and Events - NEWS: Cambridge University Farms Potato Agronomy Unit to transfer to NIAB". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ "NIAB today". NIAB. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  4. ^ "News and Events - NEWS: BCPC partners with NIAB to boost provision of independent agri-science information". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  5. ^ a b "News and Events - NEWS: NIAB acquires south-west field trials business". Retrieved 12 November 2019.