A photograph of corn being harvested.

Upskilling UK Farmers to improve their competitiveness – ‘Changing the Culture: Communicating the technology’

Our Consultation focused on the competitiveness of UK agriculture. The inspiration for this theme is the 2015 Oxford Farming Conference report, The best British farmers – what gives them the edge? 

This identified a number of skills that could make UK farmers more competitive and concluded with a range of recommendations. Amongst others these recommendations suggested the need for improvement in knowledge exchange with the research community and the need to acquire greater business acumen and decision making skills. The consultation aimed to address these two areas.