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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 2015 - Speaker Presentations
The BBRO will be holding it's national Winter Conference on Tuesday 10th February 2015 at the Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, PE2 6XE. The day will provide a great opportunity for growers and industry professionals to hear the latest findings from BBRO researchers, meet trade exhibitors and network with representatives from all areas of the UK beet industry. Registrations have been sent by email or post and additional registrations can be made by calling 08702402314.
The Conference programme is available from the UK sugar beet portal (Click here to login) or you can view the programme here (Conference 2015 Programme)