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High-level recommendations in the skills arena

Recent high-level reports have demonstrated the importance of professionalism within the agricultural industry.

In 2013 AIC worked with AHDB and other industry partners in developing a new skills strategy for the industry. The strategy is the industry’s response to recommendations made in the UK Agricultural Technology Strategy, the Future of Farming Review and by the Farming Regulation Taskforce to lead a more coordinated approach to skills development and the attainment of a new industry professionalism.

Concerns have also been raised about the need for more targeted further education, apprenticeships, industry-linked studentships and CPD to ensure that the graduates coming through to the work-place meet the needs of the agricultural industry. The UK Plant Science Federation (a special interest group of the Society of Biology) published a report highlighting that the UK’s position as world leader in plant science is under threat from a shortage of funding and lack of stable investment in essential skills.

Industry Skills Strategy

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Professionalism in Agriculture, People, Progression, Profit

Future Farming Review Report 2013

1260kb PDF

This report shows us the steps we can take to begin to open up farming to a new generation.