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Ben Williams

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AHDB Pork Knowledge Exchange


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Current calls and opportunities

For any current research calls and/or opportunities please follow this link to the AHDB Procurement web page:

AHDB Postgraduate Studentships

The 2018 AHDB Postgraduate Studentship Call is now closed.  The deadline for submissions was midday Tuesday 02 October 2018.

All proposals received before the deadline will be reviewed.  All organisations will be informed of the results of the selection process by Thursday 31 January 2019.

Specific terms related to the call and all relevant documentation for submitting proposals can be found here.

Queries and further information requests for AHDB Pork should be sent to Please note ‘AHDB Pork’ in in the subject header.

Countryside Productivity Scheme

The RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme provides funding for projects in England which improve productivity in the farming and forestry sectors and help create jobs and growth in the rural economy.

It is administered by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA).

Under the RDPE Countryside Productivity Scheme, there are grants for:

  • water resource management and reservoirs

  • improving forestry productivity

  • adding value to Agri-food

  • improving farm productivity

The grants are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).

Find out more here.