Who we are
AHDB, Potatoes, is a division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), and supports the development of a sustainable GB potato industry by improving competitiveness and sustaining demand. AHDB, Potatoes, engages in activities to deliver benefits to the industry including research and development, knowledge transfer, marketing and seed and export.
How we operate
AHDB, Potatoes is funded by growers and processors through statutory levies. Its objectives are derived from the overarching objectives agreed by the AHDB board. The current R&D strategy can viewed in full at www.potato.org.uk/node/214, and its primary aim is to deliver against improving efficiency and productivity in the industry, and improving ways in which the industry contributes to sustainable development. Research priorities were identified by industry consultation. The main areas of funding are for research projects which meet the objectives and industry priorities outlined in the R&D Strategy, and knowledge transfer activities associated with the research programme.
AHDB, Potatoes R&D issues specific invitations to tender for research work; calls for proposals; and at some times during the year will also receive speculative proposals from research contractors. AHDB, Potatoes R&D studentship scheme will fund up to 3 PhD studentships per year, and will be co-funded where appropriate. A fellowship scheme is currently under development.
How to contact us
For comprehensive information on AHDB, Potatoes, its activities and how you can apply for funding, either click on the e-mail link or the website link in the box on the left.
Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board
Tel:024 7647 8785