Peter Lilley, MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, recently visited Rothamsted International, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving agricultural productivity in developing countries. Peter undertook the visit as part of his work as Chairman of David Cameron?s Globalisation and Global Poverty Group.
Peter was shown a series of presentations and met scientists from Africa, Latin America and Asia as well as the Institute‘s Director, Professor Ian Crute, Prof Brian Kerry and Dr Ian Denholm. Peter was able to ask for their ideas for how British aid could be made more effective in helping developing countries improve crop yields and agricultural output.
After visiting the centre, Peter commented, “Agricultural research is crucially important to helping the developing world feed itself. I am pleased to have had the opportunity to come and meet people investigating practical solutions for the problems of the poorer countries.”
“Rothamsted has an outstanding reputation in this field and attracts scientists from all over the world. We should be proud such important work is being undertaken in our local area.?