Who are we?

The AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) is the leading high-level training provider for the agrifood sector. As a partnership between six leading UK universities, the AFTP is the bridge between industry and academia –translating cutting edge academic research into applied industry expertise. In an era of climate change food insecurity and an ever-growing population, the AFTP is helping the industry’s best talent to deepen their knowledge, advance their skills, and progress their careers through flexible training opportunities and continuing professional development. Together we’re equipping the agrifood industry to become more efficient, more profitable and more sustainable – to prepare us all for the challenges ahead. 

Training is delivered by six leading internationally recognised university core partners: Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cranfield University, Harper Adams University, The University of Nottingham, and The University of Reading and, as well as affiliated university and industry partners including Birmingham University, Campden BRI, Leatherhead Food Research, NIAB and Rothamsted Research. Our aim is to be flexible and responsive to industry by enabling people to participate in anything from one day workshops and field days to short courses and accredited postgraduate programmes.

I found the e-learning elements of my training very useful. You could log in and out of it in your own time and base it around any work or family commitments.

Natasha Jenkins

Food & Safety Officer, Cornwall Council

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