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

Latest news

Digging up dirt on cover crops

By Mandy Stoker (CTP Student) I was recently asked to visit a land owner who had a rather difficult and sensitive problem to deal with.  The gentleman had been working in partnership with a business …

May 16, 2018

Soils and the 25 Environment Plan

By Edward Baker (Waitrose CTP Student)   With increasing public and political significance, modern environmentalism has begun to distance itself from a Laissez-faire attitude around natural ecosy…

May 1, 2018

Agroecological Crop Protection- yet another acronym?

By Hannah McGrath (Waitrose CTP Student)   In early February, I left Luton airport on a dreary Saturday morning for the sunshine in Volterra, Tuscany. I was off to attend a course on Agroecologi…

April 10, 2018

Waitrose CTP Annual Conference

By Roz Wareing Waitrose CTP students, supervisors and board members attended the 2018 Waitrose Science Day, held at Scarman House. University of Warwick. The students battled snow and wind to attend …

March 26, 2018

The Battle of Resistance

By Dion Garrett (Waitrose CTP Student) A consent battle for dominance is being fought between grower and agricultural pest every growing season. This fight has been waged ever since civilisations requ…

February 23, 2018