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Post Brexit food laws threaten trade

Following Brexit, changes in food law will affect every UK farmer, grower and food producer. Anyone involved in supplying or producing food is being urged to fully understand the legal implications of Britain leaving the EU. Reading University is offering three online courses in 2020 with the...

Think global – Act local

We can all now say we have been warned. Multiple internationally-recognised and peer-reviewed reports have warned of dire consequences if we do not urgently take action to protect global eco-systems. Governments, businesses and individuals have been told to drastically change consumption habits and...

Ahead of March 29th - Brexit skills gap widens

As the final countdown to the day that the UK is currently scheduled to leave the EU approaches, there is a real concern within the agrifood sector that Brexit may make it more difficult to source skilled workers from outside the UK. Employers are already facing a skills shortage, particularly...

Agrifood Industry Advisory Board: barriers and opportunities to accessing funding for training

The first meeting of the re-structured Industry Advisory Board was held on 21 January 2019, to discuss graduate training needs and how they should be funded. The meeting was chaired by David May, of May Agrifood Services Ltd.  A dozen members of industry and members of the AFTP met in Central...

Food chain divided on EAT-Lancet Commission report

A globally challenging report written by the EAT-Lancet Commission that defines targets for healthy diets and sustainable food production has received a mixed response regarding its recommendations for the reduction of red meat consumption and the environmental assumptions contained within the...

IFST Forum - Flexibility and innovation required for agrifood skills training provision

Flexibility and innovation required for agrifood skills training provision A forum hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology at the 2018 Food Matters Live Show in London highlighted the ongoing need for flexibility and innovation when it comes to training and skills development...

AFTP team up with Farmers Weekly to launch Innovation Masterclass

Farmers Weekly has chosen to partner with the AgriFood Training Partnership and University of Nottingham to launch a unique three day Executive Education Programme. Featuring experienced university and industry researchers and business leaders in the agrifood sector and beyond; the Agribusiness...

The Top Food Stories of 2018

Was 2018 the year of the vegan or the great potato shortage? This year saw an increased consumer scrutiny of how food is produced and manufactured and effects on health and wellbeing in the UK and around the world. From the sugar tax to Brexit food shortages, we take a whistle-stop tour of 2018’s...

Five months to go – what measures are in place to enable UK agrifood businesses to overcome post Brexit skills shortages?

The Brexit process is placing extra pressure throughout the agrifood supply chain, which is already grappling with a skills gap, concerns about access to continual movement for workers between the UK and the EU, and a shortage of skilled and unskilled labour. In addition, the UK’s world-class food...

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