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AFCP Student Forum took place at Cranfield University on 30 March 2022, with nearly 60 attendees. Posters were presented by over 30 students, funded or part-funded by AFCP member charities, with presentations from ten of these who have completed or nearing completion of their research.

AFCP are enormously grateful to Dr Ken Pallett for all his input in organising the day, and to Professor Leon Terry and the staff at Cranfield University for hosting the event. There was also an opportunity to see some of the work being carried out at Cranfield University.

The AFCP National Forum - Growing: Young Minds and New Ideas took place on 15 November 2021; thank you to our speakers and staff at the Agri-Tech Centre at Hartpury, for an excellent day. We heard interesting presentations on the exciting and innovative topic of Vertical Farming, and were impressed by the breadth of activities from LEAF-Education and Social Farms and Gardens on how to engage young people in food, farming and the environment. Some of the presentations from the event are available below:

Improving yield in vertical farming: Insights from plant photobiology  - Matt Jones, University of Glasgow

The importance of experiential learning to motivate young people on food production, farming and the natural environment - Carl Edwards, LEAF-Education

Care farming- using farming, food production and the farmed landscape to benefit young people with a defined need - Rachel Bragg, Social Farms and Gardens

This event took place as a hybrid event on 16 June 2021. AFCP would like to especially thank the University of Hertfordshire and the staff involved for their support in the organisation of this event 

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

See here for a pdf of the Conference proceedings. A report on the event for 'Outlooks on Pest Management' is also available here.

The Proceedings are now also available in paperback from Amazon Books, price £10 plus postage.

A recording of this event is available here.

Posters highlighting some of the extensive research area on this topic are available here.

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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..

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