Monday, 21 January 2013

New networking website for rural professionals

An experimental new Landbridge networking website for rural professionals has just gone live.  Landbridge provides a platform for inter-professional learning and opportunities for knowledge exchange with the research community.  

The challenges facing farmers and land managers have been exacerbated by pressures such as climate change and food security, and improving the skills and knowledge of the people who provide them with specialist advice, such as land agents, vets, ecologists and agronomists, has become a key imperative for the UK Government and for the industry.  

A panel from the professions has assisted with planning and implementing the initiative and continues to advise on its development.  Landbridge is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, Rural Economy and Land Use Programme and the Living With Environmental Change Partnership.