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Skills & Training

16 June 2015

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.

AHDB Potatoes assists levy paying businesses to develop the skills required to successfully exploit new technologies developed through targeted R & D projects. Our wide range of knowledge transfer and skill-enhancing activities are based around applying the best evidence based practice on farm and within the supply chain. Business improvement activities are key to enabling businesses to develop technically and improve supply chain efficiency. We will provide the market information which enhances the business decisions taken by our levy payers and ensures that changes and improvements, which make our industry more competitive and sustainable, are taken using the best evidence-base. We will also support the succession of the potato relevant higher level skills in research and industry through the funding of PhD studentships, fellowships, summer school undergraduate placements, participation in Advanced Training Partnerships (ATP). To compliment this we will support relevant potato specific skills training for field and store based practitioners. 

AHDB Potatoes is working to unveil the opportunities in the potato supply chain and resource for the future. 

One such initiative is the newly launched Next Generation Programme. Click here for more information