Farming News - Institution of Agricultural Engineers launches new qualification in partnership with the Society for the Environment

Institution of Agricultural Engineers launches new qualification in partnership with the Society for the Environment

15 Jan 2021
Agronomy / Frontdesk / Arable

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) has announced the launch of the Registered Environmental Practitioner (REnvP) registrations in partnership with The Society for the Environment.

This is a huge step forward to ensure high standards of professionalism and proven competence are met by those working to enhance and protect the environment across every sector.

“The IAgrE very much welcomes this new registered Environmental Practitioner grade of professional registration. This has never been more important and relevant for agricultural engineering and associated technology sectors and we hope that professionals in our industry will apply for registration. Our industry includes many different disciplines  which need people to apply a professional approach and the Registered Environmental Practitioner grade is ideal for this,” said Charlie Nicklin, CEO of IAgrE.

Dr Emma Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer of the Society for the Environment says, “The launch of REnvP is a landmark moment for environmental professionalism, providing more individuals with the opportunity to gain professional registration and achieve external verification of their competence.”

“The technology that goes into agriculture and its associated industries encompasses a wide variety of subject areas, from precision farming, agronomy, fertiliser and pesticide application, to the science of soils, land reclamation, irrigation and drainage. These are all key areas that need professional people applying a professional approach to achieve sustainable food production,” added Charlie.

Given the focus on the environment through the new agricultural legislation which will come into force in this post Brexit world, together with the government focus on better environmental practices and carbon reduction, IAgrE feels that the time has never been better to demonstrate to all stakeholders, including regulators and consumers, that we are the professionals that the food supply and associated industries deserve.

There are many graduates in Agriculture and Environmental Management for which this registration is an
important part of their professional development,” Charlie concluded.