Camilla’s experience of starting to grow hemp on her family’s farm inspired her to apply for a Nuffield Scholarship. In particular, she saw how the lack of growing expertise and processing facilities, as well as restrictive licensing, is preventing the crop from reaching its potential in sectors as diverse as medicine, construction, textiles and bioplastics. Her study will cover how we can build a thriving hemp industry in this country by learning from international best practices and how policy could support this.
Hemp is experiencing a global renaissance. Governments and industry are waking up to its positive impacts and uses in textiles, construction, food and more. It is an environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural crop that could provide a solution to many of the UK challenges in this modern landscape. But there are various barriers to a […]