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Easy Guide: 434: The challenge of alternative crops

This briefing is taken from a presentation by Melvyn Askew, Visiting Professor, Harper Adams University College and Central Science Laboratory which was part of ‘The Challenge for tomorrow – bring it on’, the 2006 Farm Management Conference organised by the Institute of Agricultural Management and the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants

Year of Publication2006

The primary challenge is to find alternative uses of crops and other plants. Success will depend on lateral thinking, developing sound supply chain market structures and close management of the business at technical and economic levels. The challenge is increased by unstable ‘political background and lack of interlinking of strategies’

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