Report Synopsis

Hemp: how can UK farmers take advantage of this profitable, sustainable crop?

Currently researching for Scholarship

My experience of starting to grow hemp on my family's farm inspired me to apply for a Nuffield Scholarship. Hemp has huge potential, with applications in sectors as diverse as medicine, construction, textiles and bioplastics, but UK farmers are struggling to grow it due to lack of growing expertise and processing facilities as well as licensing restrictions. My study will cover how we can build a thriving hemp industry in this country through following international best practice and how regulations could support this