About Us

About Us

A very warm welcome to BOAT ( Bicton Overseas Agricultural Trust). BOAT is a registered Charity which was formed in 1991 by a group of Devon farmers and the Principal of Bicton College who wanted to help people from developing

The Course

The Course

***CANCELLED** BOAT was due to be conducting its 24th, fully residential, international training course from 22nd April – 30th May, 2020. Unfortunately the course has had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Friends of BOAT

Friends of BOAT

Friends of BOAT  is a group of people who are active supporters of BOAT and organise various fundraising and social events. The Trustees are very appreciative of their ongoing support and look forward to their involvement in future in helping

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What our Delegates say

The course has accorded me long term opportunities and benefits through development of personal leadership, communication and personal effectiveness skills besides business planning skills among others.

Blessings Kambombo Project Manager, Concern Universal, Msamala Sustainable Energy Project.

The course is very relevant and practical, I am now confidently taking up more responsibilities because of the course. The skills amassed are necessary for me to lead, manage and motivate people to achieve results.

Smorden Tomoka Project Manager, Concern Universal, Dedza, Malawi

Tractor Rebuild by Bicton College Students Complete!

Tractor Rebuild by Bicton College Students Complete!

Bicton College’s Agricultural Engineering students have completed a full restoration to a Massey Ferguson 35 Tractor which will be auctioned by the BOAT charity. The students have worked very hard to complete this tractor with all new tractor parts. A

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