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News IconCambridge MAKEit FRUIT & VEG MAKEathon - Join in to help make the fruit and veg supply chains become more resilient to disruptions.

The    University of Cambridge, with EIT Food, are holding these online events on 21-22 and 27 July 2020:

MAKEit    FRUIT    &    VEG is    a unique hybrid    MAKEathon    comprising    a    series    of    live    online    events 
and     remote     prototyping     in     Cambridge.     The     participants     will     work online in     teams     to     create     new     business    
ideas    that    could help    the    fruit    &    vegetable supply    chains    become    more    prepared    for    future    disruptions    such    
as pandemics     and     climate     change.

Full details and booking for these free events.

News IconAFCP/AHDB project reports

We currently are funding three studentships with AHDB. The students have recently provided updates of their research which can be accessed through the links below:

News IconPostponed : AFCP Forum on Management of oilseed rape diseases and pests

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, this event will not take place on 16th April. The AFCP and the University of Hertfordshire plan that this event will be able to take place on 8 April 2021.

This will feature work funded by charities and others and provide an opportunity to learn about current developments in disease and pest management. 

See full programme.

If you would like to present a poster, please also send the title to Graham Jellis.

News Icon AFCP Annual Forum:- 'Education - the essential farming and foodchain input' took place in November 2019.

Education in farming and food production is vital for the future of the industry and the Forum provided the opportunity to hear about the many ways that our sector is inspiring and involving children and young people to learn about farming and the foodchain – and to hear about the exciting new research into producing more food in ways that will also benefit our planet.

Presentations are available here

News IconAFCP Student Forum - April 2019 at University of Reading

Many thanks to all who presented and attended this very successful event, giving agrifood students a chance to meet their peers and industry colleagues, and learn more about the broad scope of the work being undertaken in the wider agricultural field. Thanks too to University of Reading for hosting the day.

Thirty AFCP Charity funded students attended to make presentations or participate in the poster session. Many of the posters are available here.

News IconAFCP Newsletters

Read our most recent Newsletter and archived items are also available. To sign up for AFCP newsletter, please contact [email protected].

News IconAFCP Eastern Region Soils Event took place in March 2019. See presentations from some of our charity funded students, NIAB, AHDB and Morley on soil research topics.


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AFCP was registered as a company limited by guarantee in February 2008 and became a registered charity in June 2015. The Board and its Directors and advisors represent a range of charities and organisations from across the UK. See About Us.