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  • BBC Food & Farming Awards 2014 - Outstanding Farmer of The Year

    BBC1’s Countryfile presenter, Adam Henson, launches a mission to celebrate innovation, inspiration and cutting-edge thinking in the search for the UK’s Outstanding Farmer of the Year. Farmer and presenter of BBC One’s Countryfile programmeAdam Henson is leading the search for outstanding and inspirational farmers as part of this year’s BBC Food & Farming Awards. Now in its 14th year, the...

    7 January 2014

  • Opportunity for the potato sector – AHDB launches industry manager training initiative

    The search is on for around a dozen potential high fliers for the first-ever 16-month agri-industry management programme developed by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and delivered through Cedar Associates. Open to the whole potato industry, the 2014/15 Professional Manager Development Scheme will bring selected managers together. The 10 sessions run through to June 2015...

    18 December 2013

  • HIP takes a ‘HAPI’ coordinating role

    A partnership of horticultural innovators has been awarded the role of coordinating the Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI) sponsored by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), in partnership with the Scottish Government and the Natural Environment Research Council, to improve food security for some of the world’s most valuable crops.   The Horticulture...

    17 December 2013

  • Pioneer of modern potato breeding wins celebrated industry award

    One of the founders of modern potato breeding, Dr Jack Dunnett, MBE, has been awarded this year’s British Potato Industry Award, which recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals to the entire potato industry. Dr Dunnett is considered to be one of the most exceptional British potato breeders in nearly six decades. From his early career, assisting Dr William Black at Pentlandfield,...

    2 December 2013

  • Guild of Food Writers: In Search Of Potato Perfection

    Members of the Guild of Food Writers attended a special Potato Workshop at Westminster Kingsway College recently, to explore how to get the best results from potatoes. Entitled ‘In Search Of Potato Perfection’, the session explained the importance of choosing the right variety for the chosen cooking method and introduced AHDB Potatoes’s shopper signposts which group varieties with ‘smooth’, ‘...

    2 December 2013