19 October 1999
Organic course places unfilled

BRITAINS first degree course in organic agriculture at Aberystwyth University is struggling to attract interest, according to The Guardian.

Last year the BSc in organic agriculture attracted just two students. This year enrolment rose to seven.

Organic agriculture is taught in several county agricultural colleges as an adjunct to their conventional courses.

Aberdeen University is also trying to introduce a degree course covering organic cultivation.

The Guardian also reviews all agricultural science courses available at UK universities.