Our mission is to innovate to address global food security challenges, with a unifying purpose to train PhD students.
Funded by BBSRC, the Waitrose CTP is a unique consortium of suppliers, Waitrose and academia. The collaboration comprises of 4 institutes over the UK, Waitrose Agronomy Group and fresh produce suppliers. Lancaster University is the project lead. The institute partners are the University of Reading, the University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research plus contribution and involvement from the University of East Anglia.
Research in the Waitrose CTP is offered under three interrelated research themes: Sustainable Crop Production, Sustainable Soil and Water and Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agriculture.
The CTP will provide the PhD students with opportunities to work with a develop new technologies and approaches, bringing in new expertise from different disciplines, to revolutionise research in these areas. The CTP aims to develop a cohort of doctoral researchers capable of conducting world-class research that delivers knowledge, innovation and new insights and who have the necessary tools, approaches and competencies to lead in their chosen field.
We will deliver this through a combination of providing: