Learning and Development
We will work to grow the specialist skills base needed to sustain a vibrant agri-food sector.
As part of our longer term research commitment, IAFRI will work to safeguard and grow the specialist skills base needed to sustain a vibrant agri-food sector in the UK. This will be achieved through a combination of a targeted PhD training programme, as well as postgraduate and Continuing Professional Development training.
The three research themes IAFRI identified for initial funding are:
- functional foods
- diagnostics and decision systems for agriculture
- risk management tools for the agri-food industry
Tailored MSc courses to address the topical areas and skill shortage in the agri-food sector will be advertised in 2016.
IAFRI courses of professional development (CPD) modules will be advertised in 2016. Newcastle University and Fera currently offer a range of courses.