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.