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    About Us


    Three equally important pillars

    Society (People)

    • Food Quality and Safety
    • Farmers Skills
    • Rural Social and Economic Conditions

    Economy (Profit)

    • Food Supply
    • Farmers Income
    • Sustainable Food Products

    Environment (Planet)

    • Soil Health
    • Soil/Water/Air
    • Energy
    • Biodiversity
    • Climate Change

    Our Shared Purpose

    The School of Sustainable Food and Farming at Harper Adams University is supported by our steering partners: Morrisons, McDonalds UK & Ireland, and National Farmers Union. Our shared purpose is to:

    • Equip farmers with skills and knowledge towards Net Zero within sustainability parameters (economic, environmental and social).
    • Talk a common language with regards to Net Zero and sustainable farming.
    • Improving farm data to track carbon emission reductions and sequestration offsetting at a whole farm system approach.
    • Encourage new entrants into the food industry and a diversity of entrepreneurial people.

    To realise this, we have created four delivery pillars.

    The Pillars of the School

    How can you get involved?

    PILLAR 1

    New Talent

    Includes undergraduate curriculum development, student industry placements, and projects aimed at
    attracting new and diverse talent into food and farming.

    PILLAR 2

    Upskill Current Workforce

    Education and sharing insight for farmers and food producers via virtual and in person learning.

    PILLAR 3


    Work collaboratively to find the solutions to key industry challenges through academia and the latest technology. Using exemplar farms to showcase Net Zero transition.

    PILLAR 4


    Work collaboratively to speak a common language and support industry and policy development.

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