What is the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO)?
The BBRO is a non-profit making company set up jointly by British Sugar plc (BS) and the National Farmers' Union (NFU). The objective of the BBRO is to commission and implement research and technology transfer designed to increase the competitiveness and profitability of the UK beet sugar industry in a sustainable and environmentally acceptable manner. This is overseen by the Executive Board members who are responsible for setting the levy.
Who decides the content of the Research and Technology Transfer Programme?
The Research & Development Board of BBRO provides an independent panel of experts to give both oversight of BBRO's funded research and provide guidance on the selection of research priorities. The R&D Board is chaired by Colin MacEwan, Head of BBRO.
The R&D Board has access to a Scientific Consultation Group, made up of independent external specialists. The senior staff of BBRO oversee and monitor all internal and external projects.
BBRO's Strategic Objectives:
- Increase yield by 4% per year over the next 4 years
- Create a 1st class sugar beet innovation team delivering world class trials/demonstrations
- Lead in best practice for sugar beet production
- Deliver training and succession planning for the future
- Leverage greater funds
BBRO Winter Conference 2014
The BBRO Winter Conference will be held on Tuesday 4th February 2014 at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE. The conference will bring together the whole sugar beet industry for an exciting event. Growers and industry experts can benefit from the work of the BBRO and embrace the latest technology and techniques to continue the development of the UK sugar beet crop. Trade exhibits will be available as well as an opportunity to discuss all aspects of sugar beet production with a range of experts from throughout the industry.
- Keynote speaker - Mr Adam Henson
- Presentations on a wide range of sugar beet
- production subjects (including international speakers)
- ‘Open Door’ syndicate sessions
- Access to industry experts
- Trade exhibitors
- BASIS and NRoSO points available
The conference will commence at 08.45 with breakfast refreshments, lunch will be provided, and the day will come to a close at 15.30.
Delegate invitations were emailed and posted on 22nd November. If you have not received an invite and would like to attend, please call 0870 240 2314 to register your attendance.