Yesterday it was announced the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is committing £5m to fund Britain's next generation of agricultural experts.
The funds will provide support for PhD university students over the next five years, in a bid to overhaul the skills and innovation productivity gap in the agricultural industry.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Dr Jim Monaghan, Director of the Fresh Produce Research Centre at Harper Adams University, said:
"We really need to attract more skilled young people into technical careers in agriculture to address the coming challenges of feeding the UK in a changing world. AHDB PhD studentships are part of the solution; the students get the best of both worlds, sound scientific training linked to real world problems"