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About BBRO


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 - Speaker Presentations

The BBRO would like to thank all attendees at the Winter Conference on Tuesday 4th February. We had over 700 visitors on the day which proved to be a very interesting and successful event.

The presentations from the conference are now available to download from the British Sugar Beet Portal. Click here to login.