Landbased engineering covers all aspects of the appliance of science, engineering and technology to the land. By putting a knowledge of soil, water, crops and livestock, together with the more traditional areas of engineering, those working in the sector help to put the food on your table, provide the biomass for paper, fuel and structures, preserve the rural and sports environment for your enjoyment and develop techniques and equipment to reduce our impact on the planet.
There is much talk at the moment about the “perfect storm” of food shortages, scarce water, insufficient energy resources and greenhouse gas emissions. It will be landbased engineers who will put the science into practice to ameliorate these issues.
We consider our bailiwick to include:
The sector is creative, dynamic and wide ranging and can provide a wide range of opportunities. This website provides a portal into the sector and leads you to information on careers, the websites of the trade associations relating to our sector (BAGMA for Dealers; AEA for manufacturers and importers of agricultural machinery and the MEA for Milking Equipment Manufacturers).
There is also a link to the IAgrE, the professional institution representing individuals working in the sector and the Landbased Technician Accreditation schemes (LTA and LTAMEA), accreditation schemes for those working in the distribution and service side of the industry (LTA) and in the milking equipment industry (LTAMEA.).
Links to Colleges with a commitment to running courses related to landbased engineering can be found at the LANDEX site.
Click to download a pdf of links to other Associated LandBased Industry Sector organisations (ALBIS)