BICTON OVERSEAS AGRICULTURAL TRUST (BOAT) was founded in 1991 and is a UK – registered Charitable Trust based in Devon, Southwest England.  BOAT’s mission is to enhance the personal effectiveness and the management, planning, training and business skills of those key, senior personnel responsible for running agricultural and rural development organisations, development programmes and natural resources training institutes in our target region – East and Central Africa.  More than 100 alumni have attended BOAT UK training over the years.


The course to be conducted from 22nd April – 30th May, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Entitled INSTITUTIONAL MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS PLANNING AND COMMUNICATION (INTERNATIONAL) the course was due to be run by BOAT in conjunction with its new partner, the world-renowned Accent International Language Consultancy, at Bicton College, Budleigh Salterton, Devon – a Further Education College within The Cornwall College Group providing full-time and part-time courses in agriculture and other land-based industries. More information will appear on this website in due course.