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 in Institutional Management and Business Planning (International) In conjunction with Plymouth University and Bicton College, BOAT offers a five-week intensive course on the above. BOAT has run this course for number years now and it has been accredited

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

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BOAT 2017 Course Report

2017 Course

B.O.A.T. 2017 COURSE REPORT There were 27 applicants from six African Countries for the 2017 Course. Finally 10 well qualified, mature students were selected. Once again Visas proved to be a problem. James Longwe from Malawi initially had his Visa

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