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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...

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...

New Two Day Course in Experimental Design and Statistics – 50% bursaries available

If you are a farmer, agronomist or researcher involved with field trials or would like to improve your understanding of crop trials data, our 'Statistics and Field Experimental Design' two-day training course has been designed for you. It will be delivered from 9-10 Jan 2019 by practitioners at...

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...

AFTP Advanced Apprenticeship Day - Friday 9th November, 2018

Henley / AFTP Advanced Apprenticeships Day Friday 9th November 2018 Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BA. Contact us for further details If you or your business is looking to understand the Apprenticeship Levy and share concerns and experiences with other...

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...

New skills strategy first step to productivity growth

According to DEFRA’s most recent Farm Business Income report, the UK’s agricultural productivity growth rate has plateaued since the early 1990’s and underinvestment in skills & training across the sector is a key factor, according to Tom Hind, Chief Strategy Officer at the Agriculture &...

Skills shortages and careers pathways in the agrifood industry – building a framework that delivers UK productivity

Although the agrifood industry contributes more to the UK economy than the automotive and aerospace industries combined, this highly diverse sector is in short supply of human capital. In this article, that is scheduled to be published in the December issue of the IFST Magazine, AFTP Director,...

Dominican Cocoa Project - Rebuilding After Hurricane Maria

By Tay Noronha, IFNH, University of Reading - Original Publication In September 2017, 'Hurricane Maria', a category 5 level storm and the deadliest of last year's hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season, struck the Caribbean island of Dominica.  It was initially predicted to be a Category 2 storm,...

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