Waitrose is leading a £2m collaborative training partnership with Lancaster University, University of Reading, University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research to address global food security.

A seedling is cupped in some hands

The award from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will fund 18 four year studentships on three themes:

  • Sustainable crop production
  • Sustainable soil and water
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agriculture

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March 17, 2021

Soil Compaction: Quantifying Penetrative Ability

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February 26, 2021

A Warm Welcome

Written by Amanda Weston   The Waitrose Collaborative Training Partnership Administrator, Roz Wareing, has recently gone on maternity leave and I have taken over the role on a secondment basis fr…

January 22, 2021

Reflections and Looking Forwards

Written by: Prof Carly Stevens The last academic year was a very strange one, this time last year we had no idea of the challenges we would face. For students in the Waitrose CTP this has been especia…

December 4, 2020