23 February 2021: AFCP Charities Seminar
AFCP is planning to hold a series of short Zoom seminars to maintain the links between agrifood charities; the first one focussing on co-funding of projects and communications was held on 23 February 2021. We will be reporting to attendees on the proposed actions from this meeting soon.
New Morley Agricultural Foundation Studentship Programme
MAF has recently commenced a new studentship scheme. Working with NIAB and Cambridge University, the aim is to fully fund one PhD student each year, leading to a rolling cohort of four, fully-funded, farmer-led, research studentships over a four-year PhD training cycle. The hope is that the students will be able to support each other and form a strong relationship with TMAF into the future. The first student, Harvey Armstorng will study the effects of legume rotations on soil microbial populations. See https://tmaf.co.uk/first-tmaf-phd-student-starts-his-research/ for more details.
Trehane Trust announces £15,000 Fellowship for UK dairy industry Net Zero study
The Trehane Trust has announced a bursary of £15,000 for a fellowship grant to research and recommend a roadmap for UK dairy farmers to become net zero, practically and profitably, within the Government timeframe. Full details available here.
The AFCP and the University of Hertfordshire are pleased to announce that this event will take place on 16 June 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 draft programme; this will be confirmed shortly.
If you would like to present a poster, please also send the title to Graham Jellis.
6 July 2021: AFCP Student Forum 2021
The 2021 AFCP Student Forum is scheduled to take place at Cranfield University on 6 July 2021; further details will be available shortly.
CamPlants Hub, University of Cambridge, are hosting a series of Virtual Seminars; join the event and hear the panel discussion with representatives from farming, industry and research on the following topic:
A forward-looking perspective on tackling the grand challenges of Plant Health to transform Agriculture sustainably. Register here.
AFCP/AHDB project reports and Zoom meeting recordings
Early in October AFCP held two Zoom meetings focusing on two of the AFCP/AHDB projects:
Soil Health and Dairy/Beef Health projects-further details and links to the presentations.
Further updates of their research which can be accessed through the links below:
East of England Agricultural Society has recently held a series of Zoom talks on:
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.
Agrifood Charities Partnership is a Company limited by Guarantee 6510709 and is a Registered Charity No. 1162177 Registered Office: The Bullock Building, University Way, Cranfield MK43 0GH