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Business Tools & Skills

5 October 2017


AHDB is committed to producing up-to-the minute advice on Brexit and how it might affect GB agriculture. Please see links below to the latest content on the main AHDB site, or videos on YouTube:

AHDB's Brexit Horizon Series - ​includes reports on trade, regulations and each of our specific sectors

Brexit 360 video event ​- one year on from the EU refferendum, AHDB gathered industry experts to have a look at where we are now

AHDB Potatoes Webinar - our June 2017 webinar included a section on Brexit and the potato industry, including live Q&A. Catch the recording now

​Business Tools and Skills


Unearth your strengths. Farmbench helps you to understand and compare your full costs of production at both enterprise and whole-farm level. AHDB’s new Farmbench system, allows producers to input either whole farm or enterprise specific data to suit their needs. Costs can be split across beef, sheep, potato and arable enterprises, with dairy coming online in 2018.


Energy underpins almost every commercial activity either directly or indirectly, and potato production is no exception. Energy-intensive activities are becoming increasingly visible as prices increase. These pages will be updated frequently with information to help you rise above these rapid changes in costs.

Health & Safety

AHDB Potatoes have developed a modular training programme for the Industry to train staff in procedures to ensure a safe working environment, whilst emphasising product quality and the correct use of machinery within operations that are regarded as high risk.

Skills and Training 

Supporting initiatives to build capacity, ensure efficient business planning, up-skill the industry and encourage quality new entrants is a key priority for AHDB Potatoes.