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Brewing Up Success with the AFTP

An Interest in Brewing? From the earliest historical records we have, it’s clear that Britain has always loved its beer and ale. We can say for a fact that when the Romans arrived in Britain around 43AD, they found a surprisingly diverse range of brewed drinks, including a honey-based mead and a...

Half-price AFTP course prize on offer at BCVA Congress 2017

19th - 21st Oct 2017 | The Promenade, Southport Theatre and Convention Centre, Southport, PR9 0DZ. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a half-price AFTP course voucher* in our raffle competition.   The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary by...

Industry representatives wanted for our four technical subject groups

The AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP) is the bridge between industry and academia translating cutting-edge academic research into applied industry expertise. Our main route for achieving this is through our four technical groups who review and scrutinise new course proposals. The groups are...

Invest in Skills: Invest in Growth Conference

AFTP on the Road - Invest in Skills: Invest in Growth Conference 9:00am – 4:30pm, Thursday 26th October 2017 at The Exchange Hotel Cardiff, 4-5 Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH On the 26th October, Food and Drink Wales will be hosting a conference in Cardiff dedicated to identifying skill...

Meet your new AFTP team

Since the AgriFood Training Partnership launched on 4 July 2017, you may have been wondering who is working away behind the scenes and who you can contact to discuss your training needs and any related queries?  Well over the next few months we'll be introducing various members of the AFTP team...

A New Academic Year and New Opportunities at the AFTP

As the last of the summer sun begins to fade and the nights draw in, autumn has well and truly arrived. But even as nature begins to slip into dormancy, we at the AgriFood Training Partnership are still busily working away, and are about to begin our first academic year following our successful...

Lifelong learning is the key to a successful agrifood sector

FUTURE OF FOOD - The agrifood industry is facing a series of challenges due to climate change, population movement and economic uncertainty. So what developments are bringing about change?  The food and drink industry is enormously important to the UK economy: it contributes £28.2 billion a year,...

Egg contamination: 'No-one needs to be worried'

700,000 contaminated eggs imported into the UK but ‘No-one needs to be worried’ – states Heather Hancock - Chair of the Food Standards Agency Trust in the integrity of the food supply chain is once again top of the news agenda as the Fipronil in eggs story hits the headlines. Heather Hancock was...

Playing Chicken with Food Safety

The news last week was awash with chlorine-soaked worry about potential changes to UK food safety standards. This particular story comes from fears that the UK may need to revise its laws and regulations in order to gain trade deals with non-EU countries after Brexit – in this case chicken from the...

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