landbridge is a knowledge exchange network for rural professionals. Its aims are to provide a platform for inter-professional learning and debate among advisors from across the professions and to provide opportunities for exchange with research communities. Through contributions to advisor learning, networking and training, landbridge will aim to enhance advice to farming and land focused businesses.
landbridge involves rural professionals from the public, private and third sectors. They include, for example,
land agents, veterinarians, agronomists, ecologists and environmental advisers, renewable energy
consultants, agricultural lawyers, planners, forestry advisers, archaeologists, game advisers, rural finance specialists, business advisers, feed advisers and nutritionists, solicitors, water engineers etc.
landbridge is an experimental project which and is designed to test the demand and value of such a network.
It has been set up in conjunction with active rural professionals. The network is supported by the Economic
and Social Research Council, the Rural Economy and Land Use Programme and the Living with
Environmental Change Partnership. It is advised by a panel of professionals from the Royal Institution
of Chartered Surveyors, the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, the British Veterinary Association and the Agricultural Industries Confederation.