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Students writing their final year dissertations on topics related to the food supply chain are being offered the chance to win £150.

The NFU wants to pick the brains of the next generation of people who will work in the food and farming industry through a dissertation sponsorship scheme.

To be eligible for the money, student projects will need to be linked to subjects such as British food retailers, UK food brands, manufacturers or processors, supply chain collaboration and ideas around what makes a sustainable supply chain.

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In exchange for access to the research, the NFU says students will be able to draw on the expertise of its own team of highly knowledgeable staff and a range of industry contacts.

Successful candidates will also be invited to visit the NFU headquarters in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire and the money will be paid on completion of the dissertation.

An application form for the scheme is available on the NFU website and must be completed by Friday 19 August.