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News IconCamPlants 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


News IconAFCP AGM was held on Tuesday November 17th 2020 ; see Zoom recording of the meeting and minutes. Agenda and supporting papers, including Annual Report and Accounts, are available here.


News IconAFCP/AHDB project reports

We currently are funding four studentships with AHDB. The students have recently provided updates of their research which can be accessed through the links below:

Early in October AFCP held two Zoom meetings focusing on the Soil Health and Dairy/Beef Health projects-further details and links to the presentations.


News Icon East of England Agricultural Society has recently held a series of Zoom talks on:

  • Environmental Land Management: A New Opportunity
  • The Diversification Dilemna: What? When? How?
  • Fields for the Future: A Blueprint for Carbon Friendly Farming
  • Does Cover Cropping for in my Farming Business?

All are available as Zoom recordings


News IconPostponed : AFCP Forum on Management of oilseed rape diseases and pests

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak and restrictions, this event has been  postponed until 2021. The AFCP and the University of Hertfordshire plan that this event will be able to take place in June 2021, date to be confirmed shortly.

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

See full programme.

If you would like to present a poster, please also send the title to Graham Jellis.


News Icon AFCP Annual Forum:- 'Education - the essential farming and foodchain input' took place in November 2019.

Education in farming and food production is vital for the future of the industry and the Forum provided the opportunity to hear about the many ways that our sector is inspiring and involving children and young people to learn about farming and the foodchain – and to hear about the exciting new research into producing more food in ways that will also benefit our planet.

Presentations are available here


News IconAFCP Student Forum - April 2019 at University of Reading

Many thanks to all who presented and attended this very successful event, giving agrifood students a chance to meet their peers and industry colleagues, and learn more about the broad scope of the work being undertaken in the wider agricultural field. Thanks too to University of Reading for hosting the day.

Thirty AFCP Charity funded students attended to make presentations or participate in the poster session. Many of the posters are available here.


News IconAFCP Newsletters

Read our most recent Newsletter and archived items are also available. To sign up for AFCP newsletter, please contact [email protected].


News IconAFCP Eastern Region Soils Event took place in March 2019. See presentations from some of our charity funded students, NIAB, AHDB and Morley on soil research topics.