10 July 1998

RASEscholarship

THE Royal Agricultural Societyof England is to fund a Nuffield Farming Scholarship over the next three years worth £30,000, said chief executive Charles Runge. "We need new solutions to an industry that is changing rapidly," he said.

Beneath the glamour of the Royal Show, the purpose of the RASE was to foster debate about the issues facing UK agriculture, he added.

Nuffield Scholarships have been running for more than 50 years and offer individuals the chance to travel overseas to seek new skills in technical, commercial or political fields of agriculture and the food chain.