Nuffield Scholarship 2018

As part of my 2018 Nuffield Scholarship I am keeping an occasional blog, to record some of my experiences.

I was extremely lucky to have been selected as a Nuffield scholar, along with 18 other diverse and interesting mid-career people from across the agri-food sector.

My topic is : “Where next for soft fruit in the UK? Addressing the yield gap and providing a path to 500 t/ha.” 

If you are interested in pursuing a Nuffield Scholarship, I’d strongly recommend you visit the Nuffield website

My scholarship has been sponsored both by the Worshipful Company of Gardeners and The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.

Check out each blog post below- the posts are ordered by date with the earliest  posts at the bottom of the page.

Richard Harrison, March 2018

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The Worshipful Company of Gardeners

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The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers


South Africa

Cape Town Arriving into Cape Town the evidence is everywhere that this is a city in crisis.  Prominent notices are strung up around the airport and large displays highlight the importance of water and the current major scarcity.   Coming from … Continue Reading


The Contemporary Scholars’ Conference

Before I describe the Contemporary Scholars’ Conference  (CSC) I will very briefly outline the process that leads up to the CSC to give a bit of context. Upon receiving a Nuffield scholarship you attend the annual Nuffield conference in November.  … Continue Reading


What my Nuffield is about

The title of my project “Where next for soft fruit in the UK? Addressing the yield gap and providing a path to 500 t/ha” sets out an ambitious target for the soft fruit industry. The general issues that I am … Continue Reading

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