The BEMB Research and Education Trust was formed in 1971 from the residual funds of the former British Egg Marketing Board. Its remit was the “improvement and advancement of that branch of agriculture which is concerned with the production of hen or duck eggs in the United Kingdom …”
The Trustees have furthered those objectives by sponsoring PhD Students, supporting other appropriate scientific research work and, in particular, funding a Nuffield Scholar each year since 1974 to study a subject related to egg production or marketing.
These same Scholars have formed themselves into the Nuffield Poultry Group and it is estimated that 80% of the poultry industry of the UK is represented within its ranks. The Group itself meets at least three times a year and organises its own study tours in different parts of the world for its Scholar members.
The BEMB Trustees consider their financing of Nuffield Farming Scholarships constitutes an excellent use of the original Egg Marketing Board residual funds.