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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,...

The future of food production is just around the corner

The future of food production is just around the corner During the AFTP conference in July 2018 we took the opportunity to chat with members of the AFTP community and gain their opinion on what lies ahead for food and agriculture businesses in the near future.  In our first piece, Chris Wells...

AFTP Conference 2018 showcases new opportunities for growth

Watch all the Conference talks now Videos of all the session highlights, interviews and the speakers’ presentations are available via a special playlist on our YouTube channel. Further videos are included in the article below. Delegates at the 2018 Agrifood Training Partnership Conference were...

"A perfect option for people to study and work at the same time" says recent graduate

We are delighted to report a recent bumper 'crop' of  graduates at the University of Reading.  Artem Trufanov, Rebecca Hardy and Sarah McFarland all graduated with MSc Sustainable Food Quality for Health and Greg Rachon obtained a D Agrifood. We recently interviewed Artem and Rebecca, who both ...

Successful work based study, Daniel Vera and Aurora Barraza on their experience

Daniel and Aurora have been Masters in AgriFood participants with the AgriFood Training Partnership for several years and have recently moved job roles from PepsiCo Leicester to Ferrero in Northern Italy. Both are originally from Mexico but have worked in Europe for eight and six years respectively...

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