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AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP)

About the AgriFood Training Partnership (AFTP)

The AFTP is the leading high-level training provider for the agrifood sector. As a partnership between six leading UK universities, the AFTP is the bridge between industry and academia - translating cutting edge academic research into applied industry expertise. In an era of climate change food insecurity and an ever-growing population, the AFTP is helping the industry's best talent to deepen their knowledge, advance their skills, and progress their careers through flexible training opportunities and continuing professional development. Together the AFTP are equipping the agrifood industry to become more efficient, more profitable and more sustainable - to prepare us all for the challenges ahead.

Harper Adams University is an active member of the AFTP, delivering training courses alongside five leading internationally recognised university core partners: Aberystwyth University, Bangor University, Cranfield University, The University of Nottingham, and The University of Reading, as well as affiliated university and industry partners including Birmingham University, Campden BRI, Leatherhead Food Research, NIAB and Rothamsted Research. The AFTP's aim is to be flexible and responsive to industry by enabling people to participate in anything from one day workshops and field days to short courses and accredited postgraduate programmes (e.g. MSc, PhD). These courses have been developed in consultation with industry.

We can help your employees and business with:

  • Higher level training (at a postgraduate level)
  • Collaborative training courses between highly respected institutions and industry


Harper Adams University, in partnership with the AFTP, offers courses in the subject groups of Business and Transferable Skills, Crops and Fresh Produce, Environment and Sustainability, Food and Nutrition, and Livestock and Forages:

Business and Transferable Skills

Crops and Fresh Produce

Environment and Sustainability

Livestock and Forages

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