The RDPE-funded 2014 /15 National Skills Framework provided access to training, skills and knowledge transfer events for owners, managers and employees working in farming, horticulture, forestry and related rural businesses across England until March 2015.
It is anticipated that it will be replaced later this year (2015) with a new skills and advice scheme that will have greater focus on knowledge exchange and demonstration activity. This page will be updated when any future announcement is made by Defra.
To see who delivered what last time use the drop down links below...
> Business, Leadership and Management - Traineast / UK Rural Skills
> Computer / software training and new technology / precision farming events – Vicky Anderson Training
> Forestry Skills – ADAS
> Uplands Skills – ADAS
> Crops Skills – AHDB
> Cattle and Sheep – AHDB (Eblex/ DairyCo)
> Pigs and Poultry – AHDB (Bpex)
> Resource Efficiency in agriculture, horticulture and forestry – ADAS
> Marketing, Supply Chain Efficiency and Benchmarking – CCA Landskills
> Rural Business Skills – Lantra
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) aims to improve competitiveness in the agriculture and forestry sector; safeguard and enhance the rural environment; foster competitive and sustainable rural businesses and promote thriving rural communities.
The Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) manages and joint-funds (with the European Union) the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE). Now in the final year of its current seven-year programme, RDPE aims to improve the competitiveness of England’s agricultural sector, supporting farmers to modernise and adapt to changing circumstances.