We are currently recruiting for a Charities Coordination Director, a new role within AFCP, job description here. Please contact AFCP Chair, Graham Jellis, if you would like more information on this role.

Letter of application, with supporting CV, should be submitted by email to AFCP Chair, Graham Jellis, no later than 28th October 2022.

Please note the following events- more details will be available shortly and in AFCP August newsletter:

20th September 2022 at 2pm: Zoom presentation and update on AFCP/AHDB project: Evaluating strategies to reduce net carbon emissions from dairy production systems

11th October 2022: To be held at NIAB Cambridge, an event focussing on current activities at NIAB and enhancing liaison between  charities to co-fund projects.

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.

See here for list of posters presented, with many of these available to view on-line.

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