Farmers Weekly Article

Opinion: Time to break down the ethnic barriers in farming

Navaratnam Partheeban is senior lecturer in Livestock Production at the Royal Agricultural University

After meeting someone for the first time, as part of the initial conversation, the question “Where are you from?” often pops up. My answer is usually “Scotland”, although sometimes I say “the UK” when abroad. This is usually enough for most people, but then I sometimes get: “But where are you really from?”