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How do our food choices impact on the environment?

25% Course Discount Available Developments in agriculture, supply chain management and an increase in food trends have all led to a world full of choice that threatens to starve countries of water and damage the environment. Variety, price, dietary trends and concerns about animal welfare have...

Fail to plan or plan to succeed with Farm Business Management

Farming professionals are being urged to enrol on the AFTP’s popular Farm Business Management course, which starts on May 15 2019. The closing date for enrolment on the distance learning course, which is delivered online and runs from May to August 2019, is April 30th 2019. Latest survey data...

More research required to reduce rising methane levels

Click on the image (above) to view a Methane Infographic produced by the AFTP. Worldwide levels of methane have risen in the past ten years for reasons that are not fully understood as detailed in this article from the Guardian. The rise seems to indicate a surge in activity by methane-...

International Food Law course essential for 2019

The ability to stay current with international food law is going to be challenging for UK food manufacturers and producers. Understanding the implications of Brexit and potential trading partnerships outside the EU will be a key requirement for 2019. The AFTP’s International Food Law course is...

Crispy, crunchy, crumbly, chewy… feeling hungry yet?

25% discount currently available. To claim your discount, enter ‘CRUNCH25’ into the 'Promotional / Discount Code' field on the 'Funding and Finance' section of your AFTP "Applications Food Texture and Rheology" course application. Click the 'Apply Now' button to begin your course registration. The...

Part time AFTP PhD student Lina sets up new industry based study programme

A final report from AFTP Conference this year is an interview with AB World Foods Group Technical Project Manager Lina Zabaliunaite. Lina has almost completed her PhD with the AFTP and combines this with a demanding technical role at AB World Foods. Here Lina tells us about some of her projects and...

Poultry Health Course delivers access to world-leading expertise on infectious diseases

To claim your 25% discount, enter ‘BEAK25’ into the ‘Promotional / Discount Code’ field on the ‘Funding and Finance’ section of your AFTP online Poultry Health Course application. This offer is limited to five course participants on a first-come, first served basis and applies to the online course...

Worried about Pasteurella in your lambs? John Goodwin may have some answers

John Goodwin, a participant on the AFTP's MSc in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production, delivered at Aberystwyth University, is looking to use the scientific knowledge gained on his course to address one of the acute issues for sheep farmers in the winter - Pasteurella pneumonia in both sheep...

Counting carbon: a fresh angle on farm efficiency, and a future currency.

What is a “carbon footprint”? A carbon footprint is the total weight of greenhouse gas emissions emitted over the life cycle of a product or service, expressed as kg carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent (hence “carbon”), representing the contribution of that product or service to climate change. It is...

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