With the increasing pressure on the on the agricultural industry with changing policies and an increasing need to farm with nature it is very exciting that we welcome Alice to the Allerton Project team. Alice has worked in the agricultural sector for a decade, predominantly with farmers as they adapt to changes, look to more environmental methods and work collaboratively. Prior to joining us, Alice spent seven years with LEAF, bringing stakeholders together and promoting benefits of regenerative practices and integrated farming. Alice has also worked for the Small Robot Company looking at the role of technology in the future of farming and for the Food Farming and Countryside Commission looking at land use at a landscape scale to pilot a Land Use Framework in Cambridgeshire.
Alice “I have admired the work and team at The Allerton Project for a long time and am really excited to join the team. Allerton is in a pivotal position to lead, shape, innovate, to provide practical solutions and new research to the industry. I am looking forward to getting stuck in as the project enters its next 30 years!”Alice has an MBA from Cranfield University, an MSc from Warwick University in Environmental Biosciences in a Changing Climate, a BSc from Durham University in Biology and is a Chartered Environmentalist.
Dr Alastair Leake, Project Director commented “How we balance the need to produce more food against a back-drop of the impact of climate change on farming, and reverse the declines sustained by our wildlife means the challenges we face and the aspirations we have to meet them, have never been greater. Alice joins the dynamic Allerton Team as we enter our forth decade, bringing with her the skills to help us collectively advance our knowledge and out-reach”.
The GWCT Allerton Project is a combination of commercial farming, research, demonstration and community engagement, based on a 320-hectare estate in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.