All AFTP courses are designed with industry input to ensure we include topical issues and bridge knowledge gaps where industry feels there is a need to improve. Courses are designed to provide maximum benefit to industry with participants undertaking work based assignments as part of their assessment; using their knowledge gained on courses to address business based challenges.
The AFTP is a partnership that includes industry representation at all levels of decision making. Our Executive Board is chaired by Bryan Hanley of the Bioscience Knowledge Transfer Network on an interim basis and includes representatives from G’s Growers, Tesco and Dairy Crest.
Each of our subject subgroups which reviews and approves new courses for the partnership is chaired by an industry representative.
Our Livestock and Forages group includes personnel from AHDB Beef and Lamb, ForFarmers, Waitrose and Germinal GB.
Our Crops and Fresh Produce group includes senior employees from AHDB, Greencell, Greenyard Fresh and Bakkavor.
The Food and Nutrition group includes representation from Campden BRI, Tesco, 2 Sisters, the IFST and Waitrose.