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 2013 'Research in Action'
Following the hugely successful BBRO Winter Conference on 5th February we have now published all presentations from the day on the British Sugar Beety Portal. Just go to www.uksugarbeet.co.uk (login required) to view the presentations. If you have any problems accessing the site please contact us.